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 business development, is by supporting local Black- and women-owned businesses and restaurants. This month, we can celebrate both Memphis Black Restaurant Week and Women’s History Month. These heritage months provide us with an excellent opportunity to show our support for the Black and women-owned businesses that power Memphis' economy.
At the Black Business Association of Memphis (BBA), we are proud to create economic opportunities within our local economy. Black business development can have a tremendous impact on the Memphis community, which is why we remain committed to providing leadership development and growth opportunities through programs like Memphis ReStart Initiative. Join the BBA, become part of our Black wealth initiative, and this month, grab a meal at a local Black-owned restaurant or shop at a women-owned business.