On Friday, July 21, U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. members met with President Joe Biden and different senior administrative officers to debate the state of Black-owned companies in America.
In accordance with Want TV, DuJuan A. McCoy, proprietor, president & CEO of Circle Metropolis Broadcasting, was one of many core members who took half within the inspiring dialog wherein the Commander in Chief mentioned, “There’s nonetheless work to be completed to make sure equitable progress and wealth creation for communities of coloration” and thanked the USBC for holding his administration knowledgeable. “I’m very proud to be a Board of Administrators Member of the U.S. Black Chambers since our missions are so intently aligned,” McCoy mentioned. “This can be a nice alternative to work straight with Washington, DC officers, and policymakers for the betterment of traditionally deprived Black enterprise all throughout America.”
The occasion, hosted by the White Home Workplace of Public Engagement and Nationwide Financial Council, centered round “Bidenomics,” the President’s plan to develop the financial system from the center out and the underside up, together with increasing financial entry and alternative for Black communities, in keeping with an official launch from The White Home. Over 80 members had been in a position to voice issues about elevating capital and sustaining long-term progress for Black companies. The Biden-Harris administration confirmed proof of its dedication by stating the Black unemployment fee’s file low and the very best Black labor drive participation fee since former President Barack Obama held workplace. There was additionally a concentrate on rising authorities contracting for Black entrepreneurs.
Whereas in Washington, D.C., USBC members additionally met with Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the White Home Nationwide Financial Council, Joelle Gamble, in addition to Counselor for Racial Fairness, Division of the Treasury, Janis Bowdler and Senior Advisor to the Administrator, Small Enterprise Administration, Deidra Henry-Spires.