Economic Development In Texas | Angelina College SBDC

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Polk County Chamber of Commerce, 1001 N Hwy 59 Loop, Livingston, Tx 77351
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Fostering a vibrant, thriving economy is critical to the future of our great community. All across East Texas, cities and other local governments are working to nurture small business, encourage entrepreneurship, advance commerce, and create jobs. Join us in this workshop to learn how to recruit, retain, and build better businesses to improve our local economic development.


  • Economic development defined
  • Economic vs. business vs. community development
  • Trends in economic development
  • Small town hurdles
  • Business retention and expansion
  • Incentives and financing

This session is geared toward current and prospective small business owners.

Lunch provided.


Betty Russo, PCED Gulf Coast/East Texas Regional Representative, Texas Economic Development & Tourism Office of Governor Greg Abbot

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Please Note:

Each person attending an event must have their own account. Multiple people may not register under one account.

The SBDC reserves the right to cancel a class for insufficient enrollment, weather emergencies, and other unforeseen circumstances. Should a cancellation occur, we will use the email you provided to contact you.

Preregistration is highly recommended. If an event is canceled or postponed and you have not preregistered, we will not be able to contact you.

If you choose to register at the door, you will need your mobile device to complete your registration otherwise you will not be allowed to attend.

Satisfactory meeting room temperatures are difficult to maintain. Always bring a sweater or jacket to ensure comfort.

No children under the age of 16 are allowed in the workshop.

Only service animals allowed - If you need to bring a service animal with you to a workshop please contact us ahead of time.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the Angelina College SBDC at (936) 633-5394 for accommodations, or if you have questions about this class.

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