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4th Annual Texas Rural Challenge

All-day, Jun. 18 - Jun. 19
San Marcos, TX
The Texas Rural Challenge is the state’s premier rural focused conference and provides information, best practices, resources, and networking to Texas’ rural leaders. 

The 4th Annual Texas Rural Challenge is scheduled for June 18-19, 2013 at the Embassy Suites Conference Center in San Marcos, Texas. This year’s conference will feature tracks in business and economic development, community development, and statewide issues facing rural Texas with potential topics ranging from finance, youth leadership, community foundations and much more. In addition, a large number of state and federal agencies, along with private sector partners will host and participate in this event.


This statewide conference is hosted by the Governor’s Office, Texas Economic Development Council, Texas Department of Agriculture, USDA – Rural Development, and UTSA’s Institute for Economic Development – SBDC Rural Business Program.

Registration opens February 1 with early registration at $125, non-profit organization registration at $150, and student registration at $99.

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