A 2016 Lubbock business forum formally titled the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce State Legislative Forum happened on September 24. It was held in the Overton Hotel and Conference Center in Lubbock, Texas, from 7:00 am to 11:30 am. The half-day session was presented by the Lubbock Association of REALTORS and various sponsors.
The organizers of the event sought to connect local businesspeople to high-ranking state lawmakers. Through this event, they were able to give people the opportunity to discuss critical issues that were prevalent in West Texas. It featured four panels that focused on education, economic development, child protective services, and the wrap-up, respectively.
Texas boasts of a healthy socio-economic environment. Ultimately, the goal of this event was to ensure that this continues to be the case.
The Power Of Discourse
Your question is probably, “Why is this important?” If you’re not from Texas, it might even be, “Why should I care?” Here’s why.
This specific event has been called to attention to emphasize the importance of socio-economic discourse. Events such as this should be held all across the country, and not just in Lubbock, Texas. Citizens of other areas ought to take the initiative and arrange forums like this in their states.
The upshot of these kinds of discussions is a mutual understanding between the citizens of the state and the legislators. Talking about what the citizens expect and what the legislators can offer helps in guiding the creation of laws. It allows the people to talk about what they want, why they want it, and the limitations of those wants. This kind of synchronicity is vital in maintaining a state. It is also the foundation required for a state to run well.
The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce State Legislative Forum of 2016 should, ideally, be only one of many more to come. Discourse is a powerful thing and we ought to practice it and reap the benefits of doing so.