Goldman Sachs Announces 10,000 Small Businesses Summit

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NEW YORK – From Goldman Sachs:

Goldman Sachs announced the 2022 10,000 Small Businesses Summit to bring together more than 2,500 small business owners from across the country from July 19-20. The Summit will be held over two days at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center and Nationals Park, where thousands of small business owners and alumni of Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses education program, top entrepreneurs, members of congress, and administration officials will come together to define the future of America’s small business agenda. Following the pandemic and amid historic inflation, supply chain and workforce challenges, the Summit will bring together policymakers to share solutions to accelerate growth and create jobs to power our economic recovery.

Small business owners will also hold over 400 meetings with lawmakers to advocate for policies and legislation affecting them, including access to capital, workforce and competitiveness, childcare and government contracting. They are calling on Congress to do something it hasn’t done in over twenty years: reauthorize the Small Business Administration to meet the needs of today’s small businesses.

“Driving inclusive growth starts with supporting small businesses and providing them with the tools they need to create jobs and power our economy,” said David Solomon, Goldman Sachs chairman and CEO. “That’s why Goldman Sachs began 10,000 Small Businesses more than a decade ago and why we are proud to bring our community together to host the largest ever gathering of small business owners in the U.S.” 

“Small business owners across the country are facing the most difficult environment in more than a generation, yet we are resilient and continue to pivot, adapt and grow,” said Jessica Johnson-Cope, president of Johnson Security Bureau and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Voices National Leadership Council Chair. “The 10,000 Small Businesses Summit will bring our thousands of small businesses together to make our voices heard during hundreds of meetings with lawmakers on critical issues, including access to capital, workforce and competitiveness, childcare and government contracting.”

Featured speakers include Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, Michael Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies and Gwyneth Paltrow, CEO and founder of goop.

View the full list of speakers and lawmakers attending the Summit at: gs.com/10ksb-summit-2022

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