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Economic Data and Resources Supporting Small Business Recovery & Resiliency

Economic Data and Resources Supporting Small Business Recovery & Resiliency

Join Us: Key Texas Leaders Economic Discussion

Free and open to the public, there will be a virtual legislative briefing on the current economic climate. Discussion will include perspectives on trends and lessons learned, focusing on labor market and workforce development, employers and business operations, and policy considerations will be shared. An interactive session prior to the conclusion of the event will offer the opportunity for participant’s input and questions. The event will be held March 16, 2022 from 10 a.m to 11:30 a.m Central Time. Registration is free and open to the public at

The Texas Small Business Development Center (SBDC) network and National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Texas will host this event in support of Texas small business owners. The event will feature elected State of Texas officials, economic development leaders, and organizations representing resources which support small business resilience and recovery.

Invited panelists include elected officials representing the State of Texas. Confirmed panelists include NFIB Texas State Director Annie Spilman, SBA Region VI Administrator Edward James, Adriana Cruz/Texas Department of Economic Development and Tourism, Mariana Vega/Texas Workforce Commission, Stacey Wood/TransPecos Banks, Gustavo Lasala/Peoplefund, Janie Barrera/Lift Fund and Texas SBDC leaders Al Salgado (UTSA), Steve Lawrence (University of Houston), Mark Langford (Dallas College) and Randy Burch (Texas Tech University).

This unique event, “Virtual Legislative Briefing: Economic Data and Resources Supporting Small Business Recovery & Resiliency” will take place in conjunction with #SBDCDay, a national, collective proclamation of the impact America’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) have on the success of our nation’s dreamers, innovators, and doers – America’s small businesses. SBDC Day unites the nearly 1,000 SBDC centers across the country and the hundreds of thousands of clients they serve by sharing, in real time, the success stories and notable impacts SBDCs collectively have on the small business community at large. This special day will be celebrated with social media campaigns, public relations initiatives and other online events.

Explore Further: The sixth annual #SBDCDay will take place on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. To learn more about what your local SBDC is doing to celebrate, locate them here. Follow the conversation online by following the hashtag #SBDCDay.

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