Texas Workforce Commissioner Julian Alvarez III was the featured keynote speaker at The BIG Event on August 8th at the Del Mar College Center for Economic Development in Corpus Christi, Texas. The B.I.G. Event (Booming industry, International trade, Government contracting) included great networking opportunities, presentations on diverse topics including Artificial Intelligence, and networking opportunities for companies to showcase their business products and services. Commissioner Alvarez’s presentation focused on “Workforce Strategies That Support The Coastal Bend” and he was joined by Victor M. Gonzalez, Jr., Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend Board Chairman and Sandra Julia Bowen, Board of Director. This is the fourth year that Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend has partnered with Del Mar College Small Business Development Center on this successful employer-centric event.