Critical Conversation about Minority-owned Businesses in the Twin Cities
6:00 PM18:00

Critical Conversation about Minority-owned Businesses in the Twin Cities

I cordially invite you to attend the first of several Business Development Institute programs that focus on the utilization, empowerment, and support of women, minority, and disabled-owned businesses.  Women, minority, and disabled-owned businesses all face unique challenges as they try to grow their capacity and revenue.  The BDI will provide programs that showcase each groups' unique challenges.  This particular program will focus on the challenges faced by African American-owned businesses.

Maggie Anderson, the author of "Our Black Year: One Family's Quest to Buy Black in America's Racially Divided Economy," examines the commercial exploitation of Black neighborhoods and explores the reasons why Black businesses lag behind businesses of all other racial and ethnic groups in every measure of success.  Anderson urges consumers to seek and support Black-owned businesses; and she challenges mainstream corporations, especially those that thrive on Black consumers, to involve more Black firms in their supply chains.  Our Black Year is a hard-hitting call to action to grow Black businesses in the American economy, one purchase at a time.

This program is FREE and open to the public.  Please register on our website via the following link:


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