SAN ANTONIO — Governor Greg Abbott held a listening session on the Texas economy and how the state can better support small businesses and workers.
Governor Abbott met with construction workers, small business leaders and advocates to discuss ways to grow the Texas economy, helps businesses and workers and "to ensure a more prosperous future for the state of Texas" in the wake of COVID-19.
"Despite the challenges our state has faced over the past year, Texas remains the economic engine of America," said Governor Abbott. "Texas businesses have gone above and beyond to operate safely, and it is crucial that we continue to foster an environment that allows them to succeed. I look forward to working with the Legislature on these important issues, and continuing these conversations with business leaders and workers across the state to build a more prosperous future for every Texan."
The listening session participants included:
Blaine Beckman - President, Associated General Contractors San Antonio
Chase Botkin - Superintendent, Myers Concrete
James Christi - Senior Superintendent, Stellar
Frank Fuentes - Chairman, Hispanic Contractors Association
Leo Gomez - President & CEO, Brooks
Tony Ortiz - Foreman, Faith Technologies
Patrick Richardson - Owner, Silo
Annie Spilman - Texas State Director, National Federation of Independent Business
Joshua Surface - Project Manager, J3 Company
David Weaver - Assistant Superintendent, Stellar
Mario Valdez - General Superintendent, J3 Company
Stanislas Vilgrain - Founder & Chairman of the Board of Directors, Cuisine Solutions