Nearly 100 businesses set up shop at this year's Business Expo in Longview. Organizers say it's a way for companies, big and small, to showcase their business and network with others. They say business in Longview is on the rise, especially after more small businesses are coming to the area.
Mike Baker, chairperson of the Longview Business Expo, says, "business in Longview is in a growing mode. We see more small businesses starting. We're trying with the expo to put more of an emphasis on small business. We all know that small business is the backbone of the economy, and we feel like this is going to play an important role in the growth of Longview."
The Longview Business Expo is the largest, annual business-to-business trade show in East Texas.