Texas Music Office Announces Hidalgo Music Friendly Texas Community Workshop
Governor Greg Abbott today announced the Texas Music Office (TMO), the City of Hidalgo, and the Hidalgo Economic Development Corporation will co-host a virtual Music Friendly Texas Community workshop on Tuesday, December 5.
"Music is key to the Texas brand and to our local economies,” said Governor Abbott. "I thank the Texas Music Office for helping communities large and small develop creative partnerships and grow new jobs. With support from the Texas Music Office, the Texas music industry accounted for more than 192,000 direct and indirect permanent jobs and generated more than $26 billion in economic activity statewide last year. Working alongside local leaders like those in the City of Hidalgo, we can ensure even more Texas communities have the tools needed to succeed."
TMO Community Relations and Outreach Specialist Chip Adams will be in attendance to explain the Music Friendly Texas Community designation and the benefits of becoming certified and answer any questions.
Participation in TMO’s Music Friendly Texas program, the first in the nation since introduced by TMO in 2016, provides Texas communities with a network for fostering music industry development and sends a clear message to industry professionals that certified communities are serious about attracting and developing music industry growth. The Hidalgo workshop is the first step in the certification process. When completed, Hidalgo will join 53 other Texas cities that have earned the Music Friendly Texas designation.
Musicians, venues, and the general public are welcome to join online.
Music Friendly Texas Community Workshop – Hidalgo
Tuesday, December 5 at 5:00 PM
Questions may be directed to: Charlie Barrios, Marketing Project Manager, Hidalgo EDC, 956-404-5674, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Texas Music Office in the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Tourism is the only state music office in the nation. Since 1990, TMO has fostered the economic development of Texas music businesses, Texas musicians, and Texas communities. TMO operates an extensive network of certified Music Friendly Texas community partners across the state, serves as a clearinghouse for Texas music industry information, acts as a liaison between music businesses and government offices, publicizes significant industry developments, and attracts essential music industry to the Lone Star State. A vibrant Texas music industry supports local job creation while drawing visitors from around the globe, attracting a talented workforce across industries, and supporting business recruitment and expansion efforts throughout the state.