The Texas Rural Challenge is the largest state-wide conference to focus on the challenges and opportunities facing rural Texas. Hosted by the Office of the Governor, UTSA’s Institute for Economic Development-SBDC Rural Business Program, Texas Economic Development Council, Texas Department of Agriculture, USDA-Rural Development, Texas Association of Regional Councils the conference features engaging and accomplished leaders in business and government, and a large number of state and federal agencies along with private sector partners host and participate in this event.
The Fifth Annual Texas Rural Challenge will be held June 19-20, 2014 in Waco, Texas. This year’s theme reflects our dedication to sustainable rural livelihood: From Seed to Prosperity. Topics will include: business and economic best practices, community growth, energy, cultural tourism, and other rural statewide issues like healthcare access.