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Small Business Week in Rio Grande City

As we celebrate Small Business Week, it's important to recognize the crucial role that small businesses play in our economy. In Texas, small businesses are thriving, fueling innovation, creating jobs, and contributing to economic growth.


The Lone Star State is home to approximately 3.2 million small businesses. Governor Greg Abbott officially proclaimed Small Business Week in Texas from April 28 to May 4, 2024, to recognize the contributions and achievements of small businesses in the state. This proclamation highlights the importance of supporting and promoting the small business sector.


Rio Grande City is the center of entrepreneurial activity and our small businesses make significant contributions to the local economy and region. As of April 2024, Rio Grande City is home to over 600 businesses that provide essential goods and services to residents and visitors, stimulate job creation, and form the fabric of our city's unique entrepreneurial culture.


“We celebrate our small businesses and take this opportunity to recognize their indomitable spirit. They are the heartbeat of our community and foster a sense of our unique identity,” said Mayor Joel Villarreal. “As we honor their contributions to Rio Grande City, let us reaffirm our commitment to supporting these essential pillars of our economy."


As the economic development arm of the City of Rio Grande City, the Rio Grande City EDC partners with local, regional, state, and federal organizations and continues to support and nurture the small business community. By providing access to resources, such as business training, financing opportunities, and networking events, they empower entrepreneurs to succeed and thrive in their ventures.


Small Business Week serves as a reminder of the vital role that small businesses play in shaping the economic landscape of Texas and Rio Grande City. It is an opportunity to applaud the resilience and innovation demonstrated by small business owners and to show our support for their contributions to our communities.

As we celebrate Small Business Week 2024, let's continue to promote and shop at the small businesses that make our city vibrant and prosperous. Together, we can contribute to their growth and ensure a brighter economic future for Rio Grande City.


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