The Texas Association of Business is the State Chamber, the Voice of Texas Businesses



To champion the best business climate in the world, unleashing the power of free enterprise
to enhance lives for generations. 


Core Principles

  • Ensure a light regulatory environment and tax structure for businesses of every size and industry. 

  • Maximize employers’ opportunity to grow jobs, increase wages, and give back to their communities. 

  • Build a sustainable and inclusive workforce by enhancing the education system and encouraging
    second chance hiring. 

  •  Support business growth through sensible immigration and trade policies as well as economic development    incentives.

  • Fortify infrastructure including energy, transportation, water and broadband. 

TAB works in a bipartisan manner to protect Texas’ pro-business climate. Learn more on our Advocacy Page

Business is not just lifting people out of poverty, it’s solving problems. The Pfizer vaccine is an innovation from the private sector that saved millions of lives. That’s the free market system! Texas has the most dynamic economy and friendly policies to change the world through business.”  
- Glenn Hamer, TAB President & CEO -


The Texas Association of Business (TAB), the state chamber, was established in 1922 by three San Antonio businessmen: G.M. Kneibel, G.G. Geyer, and I.M. McIlhenny. Since then, TAB has worked alongside businesses and its chamber partners to represent companies of all sizes and sectors, advocating for their bottom line by driving legislative decisions in Texas and Washington D.C.   
TAB is the designated National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Affiliate. 


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Brint Ryan

2021 TXBIZ Chair

G. Brint Ryan is Founder, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. Ryan, an award-winning global tax services and software provider, is the largest Firm in the world dedicated exclusively to business taxes.


Glenn Hamer

President & Chief Executive Officer

Glenn Hamer is an experienced business advocate with more than 20 years experience in federal and state government as well as association management.