The governor has been working to turn Texas into a supportive environment for female business owners.
Gov. Greg Abbott aims to make Texas “the most welcoming home” for women-owned businesses, according to his op-ed in the Houston Business Journal. With about 1 million women business owners in the state, Texas leads in job creation by Hispanic, African-American, and veteran women business owners. Among the best metros for women-owned businesses, Houston ranks high for young entrepreneurs and for startups.
Gov. Abbott hosted a Business Forum for Women in Houston on October 11, where he awarded local women business owners for their contributions to the state economy and scheduled seminars and networking opportunities for women-owned small businesses.
“Texas needs women-owned businesses to succeed,” said Gov. Abbott. “That’s why we slashed the franchise tax to spur job creation, removed roadblocks for veteran-owned businesses and reined in burdensome state regulations to allow free enterprise to flourish.”