DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott was in Dallas on Thursday to talk about the state’s continued support of small businesses.

Abbott held a roundtable discussion at Ruibal’s Plants of Texas to talk with the owners of that company and GOLD Landscape about their affects on the Texas economy.

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The governor said they also talked about the need for COVID-related liability protections for small businesses, broadband expansion and more job training.

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“So much of Texas’ economic success has been built by our small businesses — whether it’s businesses in the green industry like the Ruibal’s or other thriving industries around our state,” Abbott said. “That is why it’s important that Texas continues to foster the growth and success of the small business community. We’re at Ruibal’s Plants of Texas today to hear firsthand about the challenges that small businesses face and to develop solutions that elected officials in Austin can put forth to address those challenges. I look forward to working with my partners in the Legislature and with small business leaders across Texas to seize the opportunities in front of us that will grow businesses, create jobs, and keep Texas a place of unmatched opportunity and prosperity.”

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You can watch the entire news conference with Abbott in the video player above.

CBSDFW.com Staff