Friday, October 4, 2013
HOUSTON – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott joined South Texas legislators and Hispanic business owners in Houston on Friday for the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce’s awards banquet at the 38th Annual Convention and Business Expo. As the keynote speaker at TAMACC’s banquet, Attorney General Abbott recognized the growth and economic impact of Hispanic businesses in Texas and TAMACC’s 38 years of service to the Hispanic community.
Delivering the address before an audience that also included community leaders, local officials and leaders of Hispanic chambers of commerce across the state, Attorney General Abbott highlighted the contributions of Hispanic businesses and entrepreneurs to the strong Texas economy.
“Texas is the top state for trade, for business and for jobs,” Attorney General Abbott told the Hispanic business leaders. “The secret to our success lies with the 2.2 million small businesses, including more than 450,000 Hispanic-owned businesses in Texas – businesses that are growing because of opportunity here in Texas that does not recognize any boundaries of race or heritage.”
Attorney General Abbott concluded: “Together, we will live up to the ideal that every person of any background has a chance to succeed in Texas – not because of their zip code, their heritage or their family history – but because we live in a Texas that promises opportunity for all.”
TAMACC was founded in 1975 by a small group of Hispanic businesspersons interested in increasing business opportunities. The association, which is headquartered in Austin, provides technical assistance, programs and services to the network of local Hispanic chambers of commerce with a base membership of over 15,000. TAMACC is the leading advocate for over 500,000 Hispanic businesses in Texas.