How to Nominate a Business

Businesses can be nominated for this award by any elected state official or a business representative and must meet the following criteria:

  • Have been in continuous for-profit operation in Texas for at least 50 years. 
  • Continue to operate the same or a very similar type of business as it did at least 50 years ago.
  • Have a continuous record of employment for at least the past 50 years.
  • Continue to operate as an independent, for-profit business (i.e., it cannot be operating as a subsidiary of or have been absorbed into another business)
  • Maintain a good business relationship with the state.
  • This resource page may help you with your research in documenting the business founding date.