DESOTO & ALLIES TEAM-UP TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES MAKE IT THROUGH TOUGH TIMES
- Written by City of DeSoto City of DeSoto
- Published: 30 April 2021 30 April 2021
DeSoto, TX - The tragic toll that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic has taken on the people of DeSoto was also destructive to local businesses. Small businesses were particularly vulnerable and providing assistance to them has been the driving force behind several assistance programs provided by the DeSoto City Council.
DeSoto can do quite a bit on its own, but when it comes to dealing with something of the magnitude of this worldwide pandemic, DeSoto has worked with allies to stand together so that combined efforts can have much greater impact. DeSoto drew on not only the support of its allies, but their knowledge and experience when the City conducted a panel discussion for Small Business Stakeholders on April 22.
Texas Workforce Commissioner Julian Alvarez, DeSoto Mayor Rachel L. Proctor, DeSoto Councilmember Candice Quarles, and State Representative Carl O. Sherman joined virtually. The discussion was facilitated by DeSoto Marketing Manager Tenille Terry who summarized the various state and local government assistance programs available to help local businesses get back on their feet.
You can view the entire discussion on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=qMWNcjtiIXE&t=140s
You can also follow-up and learn more about the available assistance programs mentioned during the panel discussion:
City of DeSoto - www.desototexas.gov
Economic Development Corporation/DeSoto Development Board- www.dedc.org
Small Business Development Center - www.ntsbdc.org
Texas Workforce Commission - www.twc.texas.gov
Texas House of Representatives - www.house.Texas.gov