The city is launching a new business initiative to boost black entrepreneurship. 

Deputy Mayor J. Phillip Thompson, Small Business Services Commissioner Gregg Bishop, Jo-Anne Rolle,  dean of the School of Business at Medgar Evers Colleges, and hundreds of Black entrepreneurs gathered on Tuesday in Manhattan to kick off Black Entrepreneurs NYC (BE NYC).

“With Medgar Evers College’s 50th anniversary approaching in 2020, we are so pleased to partner with SBS’s BE initiative,” said Dean Jo-Anne Rolle. “Together, we will continue to be a pillar of support for our community and offer the next generation of MEC graduates and entrepreneurs the tools they need to conquer the world and achieve their dreams.”

The new initiative will work with community leaders, local organizations and Black entrepreneurs to help grow more Black-owned businesses across the five boroughs, officials…

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