By the Grace of Tea was honored to be invited to participate in the City of Dallas launch of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses. Held at Gilley’s, a Southern Dallas icon, the reception was attended by business and civic leaders. The exhibition featured an exclusive group of small vendors chosen to “bring the local small business community to life, and provides an opportunity for each participating small business to showcase promotional materials as well as their products in a creative and engaging manner”
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein announced a $20 million partnership to bring the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative to Dallas-Fort Worth to help create jobs and economic growth. Dr. Joe May, Chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District, Margaret Spellings, President of the George W. Bush Presidential Center and former U.S. Secretary of Education, and Javier Palomarez, President and CEO of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, were also present at the announcement and were joined by local program partners.
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a $500 million investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing them with greater access to education, financial capital and business support services. The program operates across the U.S., through a network of more than 90 academic and community partners. More than 2,300 small-business owners have participated, and the program continues to expand.