Small Business

We’ll ensure Texas is the number one state to start and grow a small businesses.

As a former business owner in my hometown of El Paso, I met a payroll every month for 15 years and created dozens of high-skill, high-wage jobs that one might not expect to see in a border community.  As governor, I will have the backs of all those Texans with a dream looking to create great jobs in their communities.

I will have the backs of all those Texans with a dream.

I’ll ensure Texas multiplies partnerships with private lenders and community banks to expand access to capital, credit, and training—especially in low-income and rural areas where it’s traditionally hard to come by. 

And I’ll help small businesses bring down their costs by keeping Texas a No Income Tax state, lowering property taxes by finally ensuring large, wealthy corporations pay their fair share, and lowering monthly electricity bills by investing in energy efficiency programs that help businesses weatherize their facilities and install energy efficient appliances.

I’ll also set a strong example by directing state agencies to use Texas’ purchasing power to support small businesses when procuring goods and services, especially those that are newly created and those owned by women, people of color, veterans, and the disabled. 

Together, we’ll ensure Texas is the number one state for innovators and hard workers to start and grow their small businesses.

Issues

  1. World-Class Schools
  2. High-Paying Jobs
  3. Affordable Health Care
  4. Small Business
  5. Power Grid & Energy Bills
  6. Property Taxes
  7. Border & Immigration
  8. Reproductive Freedom
  9. LGBTQ+ Rights
  10. Rural Investment
  11. Freedom to Vote
  12. Energy & Environment
  13. Gun Safety
  14. Marijuana Legalization
  15. Disability Rights
  16. Public Safety & Criminal Justice
  17. Serving Our Veterans