February 19, 2013 1:27 pm

According to the Austin Business Journal, small businesses provide nearly half of Texas’ private-sector jobs, and self-employment is growing across the state. Texas’ 2.3 million small businesses — 98.7 percent of the state’s employers — employed 4.1 million workers, or 46.4 percent of the private-sector workforce, in 2010.

“Like many states across the nation, small businesses are helping to strengthen the economy in Texas,” Dr. Winslow Sargeant, chief counsel for Advocacy, said in a statement. “Most of the country’s small businesses continue to be very small, having fewer than 20 employees, but they paint a big picture of a recovering America.”

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