September Chamber Update Posted in: OpinionsLifestyle Since the founding of Elgin in 1872, small business owners have been the backbone of Elgin’s economy. For 147 years, these hard working men and women have been courageous visionaries in search of economy, who have chosen to pursue the American dream in Elgin, Texas. Their efforts and drive to succeed has made our community what it is today. These businesses create the jobs, pay the taxes, manufacture the products and provide the services that benefit us all. Occasionally, I hear comments like “there are not enough businesses in Elgin,” or in some cases, derogatory remarks have been made against specific ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!