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Grow your business

in Sherman


The RISE Challenge is a competition to incentivize young, entrepreneurial companies based in Sherman or moving to Sherman and demonstrating high potential to positively impact the economy. You’ll be joining a community of forward-thinkers in a place that nurtures new ideas and forges new paths to success. Find out more about planting your company in Sherman’s thriving business climate.


2023 finalist Taylor'd Trends expanded to new warehouse space to support its thriving e-commerce business. 


Do you have a dream to grow your business? You could be the next success story in the RISE Challenge!

Sherman's RISE Challenge opens annually to companies that have been in business between one and five years and whose core business activity is in an eligible category as defined by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). 


In 2023, three young companies were selected to receive grants from the RISE Challenge. Jade United, Taylor'd Trends, and Big Girl Spa Essentials will receive continued support from sponsoring partners Sherman Economic Development Corp. (SEDCO), Austin College, and Grayson Small Business Development Center, each providing a unique resource to these growing companies. 

RISE Challenge

900 N Grand Ave Suite 6G

Sherman TX 75090 


T: 903-813-2042

© 2023 by

SEDCO and Austin College 

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