SEDCO celebrates one year of WOMO program

11 Jan 2024

News and Media

1/11/2024 (Michael Hutchins, Herald Democrat)

For the Sherman Economic Development Corp., 2023 was a year of learning as it launched a new initiative aimed at an underserved segment of the Sherman business community. This week, SEDCO will finish out the first year of its women-owned and minority-owned business program with its second event.

The program, often abbreviated as WOMO, focuses on bringing access to SEDCO’s resources and connections to Sherman-based businesses that are owned by women or minorities.

“It has kind of been a learning period for us,” SEDCO Vice President of Business Development Shannon Blake said. “While it has been a learning period, it has also been successful. We are trying to really see what the needs are.”

For its first yearly event on Thursday, SEDCO will hold a gathering for about 80 representatives for area WOMO businesses. The event will feature talks by Casie Rivas and a fireside chat with Eric Ross and Gail Utter. The keynote will be given by Black Women’s Wall Street President JaCai James Pugh.

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