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The economic development of the Black community is essential to the economic growth and stability of any city, including Memphis. That's because both in Memphis and across the country, economic disparities between the white, Black, and MWBE communities are well documented, yet there still continue to be gaps in economic wealth and opportunity among minority groups.

Part of the way we can support the Memphis economy, along with Black...

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When it comes to leadership development, the Black Business Association of Memphis (BBA) is committed to helping Black business owners and managers build their leadership skills and grow Black wealth in the Memphis community. Part of that is accomplished through our Memphis ReStart Initiative, which focuses on leadership development as one of the three pillars:...

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The Black Business Association of Memphis (BBA) has a long-standing history of advocating for and propelling MWBEs in the City of Memphis towards economic opportunities, including business ownership. Founded in 1974, the BBA is now one of the oldest and largest trade associations both in Memphis and the Mid-South.

In order to further our mission, our dedicated team has implemented numerous...


BBA Member Spotlight: Cathy_Braidz – Specializing in healthy, beautiful hair and positive hair experiences! Check her out and make an appointment...


August is National Black Business Month, take a moment to recognize our community’s Black-owned businesses!! Nationwide, these businesses employ more than 3.5 million people! #BlackOwnedBusiness #bbamemphis #nationalblackbusinessmonth #supportblackbusiness



Comcast has made a multi-year commitment to provide marketing, creative, media, and technology services to small businesses owned by people of color or women. Please click the link below to learn more and apply!!

NOTE: There are separate applications for the marketing and technology services awards and the Comcast RISE Investment Fund. Eligible business owners may apply for either or both...


Procurement Opportunity with Memphis, Light Gas & Water!! This project has also been posted to MLG&W’s Online Bid Notification System @ Good Luck to all who apply!!