Statement from Rep. Fattah: Goldman Sachs Small Business Initiative Expands Community College's Role in City Economy

Jan 09, 2013, 13:13 ET from Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA-02) issues this statement welcoming the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses $20 million initiative to Philadelphia:

"When small businesses grow and create jobs, the effects are felt throughout the community. I am pleased that the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program is coming to Philadelphia, and I look forward to seeing the program's success positively influence the broader economy both in Philadelphia and in Pennsylvania.

"It is especially significant that this generous initiative includes $5 million for the Community College of Philadelphia. This classroom based grant will underwrite study programs for business owners. It cements the critical and expanding role that the College is performing for Philadelphia's young and would-be entrepreneurs.

"Education is the key to opportunity. The Community College of Philadelphia continues to step up to meet the specific needs of Philadelphians and our city's economy." 

SOURCE Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah