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Port Arthur Small Business Summit 2009

In the wake of the Gulf Coast disasters and the economic recession, Port Arthur Small Business Summit 2009 hopes to spur economic development in the Golden Triangle. Orange, Jefferson and Harding Counties can benefit from the summit that will be held in Port Arthur October 28, 2009 at the Robert A. Bob Bowers Civic Center from 7:30am-4pm.

In Attendance will be:
Jefferson County Judge, Honorable Ron Walker
Mayor of Port Arthur, Honorable Deloris “Bobby” Prince
Mayor of Beaumont, Honorable Becky Ames
State Representative Joe Deshotel
Commissioner Andres Alcantar, Texas Workforce Commission
and many other key influential individuals

This event is being hosted by the Office of the Governor Economic Development and Tourism Small Business Development, Texas Workforce Commission, City of Port Arthur, University Houston Small Business Development Center Network, Golden Triangle Empowerment Center, and many regional organizations that cater to economic and business development. The goal is to help businesses in the region that have experienced significant financial challenges maintaining services and to address new opportunities that are available to them.

The Summit will present the following opportunities:
Sessions that will provide comprehensive overviews of how to grow and expand your business its capacity.
Learn about upcoming opportunities for small businesses to become suppliers of goods and services.
Meet with high-level state agencies to discuss programs and opportunities that are available for businesses.
Introduce small businesses to new finance assistance programs available
Walk small businesses through the process of certifying to do business with the state and the new vendor opportunities that the State has.
Provide small business with an overview of how to develop and capitalize on business opportunities in the federal, industrial and global market.

The theme for this summit is “Engage, Educate, Equip and Empower.”

Free registration and more information is available at or call 1-877-769-2013.

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