Past Event

Black Business: what’s the survival plan?

A CSG East Council on Communities of Color Equity Gap Micro Summit


August 7, 2020, 10:00 am –
11:00 am

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The Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference, Council on Communities of Color presents a new installment in its ongoing Equity Gap Micro-Summit Series.

Our latest focus will be “Black Business: What’s the Survival Plan?”

These micro-summits offer insights, analysis, and solutions on numerous challenges communities and governments face as the pandemic, protests, and a disruptive political climate continue. This next micro-summit will take place via Zoom on Friday, August 7th, 10:00am – 11:00am ET.

These micro-summits are being produced in partnership with the B|E Note. It is a unique convening of state and local policy makers, experts, and thinkers concerned about the massive equity gaps exposed and worsened by the coronavirus pandemic.

Nearly half of all Black businesses in the United States are expected to shutter during this pandemic. “Black Business: What’s the Survival Plan?” A panel of business owners, policymakers, and influencers will lead a solutions-based discussion on what Black businesses and their communities must do and can do to effectively respond to the current crisis. What are the policy prescriptions for such a challenging environment? How can policymakers force the banking and financial services sector to meet Black business needs? What role can policy play in encouraging large investment in Black business, thereby encouraging greater Black employment? How do businesses collaborate with policymakers, community organizations, customers, and other stakeholders to reverse current trends? What new approach should we be considering?

REGISTER TODAY and join us for a one-hour panel on policy solutions and action plan to keep black and brown people safe while occupying public and private spaces. Panelists will offer expert insights and guidance.

Registrants will receive a Zoom access link upon registration. Audience members will be able to ask questions by chat. Audience members are encouraged to discuss and share the panel on social media at #CSGEAST #CCC.

The Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference, Council on Communities of Color , and partnered with the B|E Note.

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