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-- thank you much.
So graduation in February it is happening right now in Cleveland for small business owners who got the opportunity of a lifetime.
Goldman Sachs pick these owners to attend its 101000 businesses education program.
It a fox visits exclusive list claimant is lying there in Ohio with senator Rob Portman who himself is a small business owner lets you pay.
I'm Melissa but Goldman lamb and that senator -- departments family business and and you know all about small businesses don't you and certainly the challenges.
And here today Goldman Sachs saying.
We are stepping up and helping small businesses.
But what you think is the most important thing that happened here today as we saw 36 graduates all with their small businesses up and running.
-- -- for the Cleveland area we survey was 36 businesses that now have additional skills and knowledge to be able to go out and great jobs and opportunity -- more than half of the businesses we talked to today after only eleven or twelve weeks of this program are adding employees.
As you know I talked about some of them as many as twenty to 30% addition -- workforce and small business is the backbone of our economy and it's where you see most new jobs being created.
And the skills that they've gotten here have enabled them to look cut.
To focus on the financial planning and marketing plans and so on so it's it's a terrific example now the -- in the community and help other small business.
In the important thing I think that you would agree with -- stressing this is when they.
-- from Goldman Sachs they're getting advice that is faring much real world vs just simple theory sitting in -- classroom.
Here Cuyahoga community college it sort of the shell of where it all happened but on the Ohio businesses we've seen everything from insulation companies to.
-- steel bar companies to actually tapper that that's done very well what bad 123 employees.
What kind of -- does that make in the US -- com.
The aggregation of all the small businesses beginning to add employees is what's gonna get the economy going again.
Hello my job as -- senator is to say congratulations to them but also you -- tell me what your views are on health care and on tax policy and on the regulations.
On energy policy because all this affects them and their businesses and got some good input today want to.
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