31Ways31Days to create jobs and strengthen communities
On each day of August, we encourage everyone to visit, invest in, purchase from or recommend one of America's two million black-owned businesses. To make it simple, we suggest different industries each day of the month and we work with trade associations to give you the resources to find businesses in those categories at your leisure.
Biotechnology is the industry for the first day in August. There are some very cutting edge companies across the country which are following in the footsteps of Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, Dr. Ernest Just, Dr. George Washington Carver to commercialize our expanding knowledge of life science in therapies and treatments.
The late Queen of Soul Food, Sylvia Woods, left a legacy that can be found in grocery stores across the world in addition to her iconic Harlem restaurant. Say Grace and Wipe You Hands: the Black Restaurant.NET Guide to America's Black Restaurants is our official National Black Business Month guide to more than 800 eateries across the land where you can Find Your Feast.
There is a profound disparity in lending and venture capital available to black-owned businesses that is slowing the recovery in our communities. Our 11th annual State of Black Business report spells out that gap in each individual state so that advocates for economic justice can bring attention to local regulators and financial leaders on how our community must create jobs for survival and growth.