Kennedy Sutherland attorney, Dub Sutherland, is honored to present at the 17th Annual Texas Rural Challenge Conference “Small Towns Big Ideas” which is being held in Waco, Texas on June 9-10. Other speakers at the conference included representatives from the governor’s office and the Texas Workforce Commission, as well as mayors, county judges, city managers and economic development directors from rural areas. Notable keynote speakers included Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller and Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos.
The Texas Rural Challenge conference is organized annually by the University of Texas at San Antonio Rural Business Program, which is part of the Small Business Development Center network. The Small Business Development Center network focuses on providing assistance to small businesses and works with local leaders in typically underserved cities and towns in Texas to create revitalization strategies intended to increase economic opportunity and improve the quality of life in rural communities. At the conference Mr. Sutherland will discuss opportunities by utilizing state and federal tax credits for many small businesses who remain challenged by a lack of capital and the ability to build assets. Other panelist joining Mr. Sutherland on the Innovative Financing for Public and Private Projects at the Texas Rural Challenge Conference include:
- Amber Howard, US EPA Region 6
- Bill Cummings, The P4 Group
- Sheri Woodsgreen, The P4 Group
- JD King, BBVA Compass