Governor Abbott Proclaims Small Business Week in Texas, Royse City is On Board
12 May 2021
In a press release, Governor Greg Abbott invited all Texans to celebrate the unique role small businesses play in the economic resurgence in communities throughout the state as he issued a proclamation officially designating May 9–15 as “Small Business Week in Texas.”
Governor Abbott was quoted in the press release:
“An amazing 99.8% of businesses in the Lone Star State are small businesses. They are the heart of every Texas community, and their continuing resilience drives local job creation and fuels our mighty economy. Men and women willing to take a risk, to dig deep into their own pockets, and stake their future on an idea, have long written the story of Texas. That pioneering spirit in our small town downtowns to our big city centers still fuels our shared prosperity today. As we unleash the Texas economy, I am proud to celebrate small business growth in Texas. When small businesses succeed, Texas succeeds.”
Royse City’s business owners, economic leaders, and residents embody and live this message every day. Royse City is known as being one of the friendliest towns in Texas. The magic behind this reputation is the maintenance of their hometown atmosphere while experiencing rapid growth. The population of Royse City has doubled twice and is expected to grow by 31.9 percent from 2019 to 2024; there are currently 15,000 homes in various stages of development.
This growth demonstrates what a desirable place Royse City is to live and presents exciting opportunities for business owners to succeed and expand. While Royse City is within the Dallas Metroplex, property and the cost of living are more affordable, and the traffic is significantly less congested than in the city center.
Contributing to the booming entrepreneurial spirit is the consistent, cooperative support from the economic agencies in Royse City. The Royse City Community Development Corporation (CDC), Royse City Chamber of Commerce, and Royse City Main Street program work together to support new and existing businesses looking to grow and invest in the community while maintaining Royse City’s character. According to Charles Houk, CDC Executive Director, “One of the things that makes us unique is that we all pull the same wagon in Royse City; we collaborate on everything.”
- Royse City CDC works to actively engage with site selectors, executives, and developers desiring to invest in the Dallas Metroplex. The CDC is available to serve as a liaison to assist in the site selection process, permitting, and workforce recruitment. Additionally, they can offer incentives on a case-by-case basis: businesses do not have to fit into their “box,” the CDC customizes incentives based on the needs of each business.
- Royse City Chamber of Commerce works to bring members together with events for learning, networking, and engaging. The Chamber also provides numerous channels to promote businesses to other members, local residents, and out-of-town visitors.
- Royse City Main Street program is dedicated to building the economic vitality and preserving the character of historic downtown. The program employs the principles of historic preservation, the encouragement of community involvement, and the Four Point Approach — organization, design, economic restructuring, and promotion — to attract businesses, visitors and residents to the Main Street district. Royse City Main Street program has earned national accreditation since 2008 for achieving a record of annual progress operating under the Main Street model.
Resources from the Governor’s Office
The Governor's Office has further resources like the Small Business Webinar Resource Library, the Small Business Resource Portal, the Office of Small Business Assistance, and much more that can all be found here.
The next Governor's Small Business Webinar, “Starting a Business in Texas,” is Thursday, May 13, 2021, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., CT. For more information and registration, visit here.