A ladies’s enterprise heart is coming to Greenwood.
Will probably be operated by the U.S. Black Chamber of Commerce with the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce — to spend money on ladies enterprise homeowners.
The Greenwood Chamber of Commerce stated the aim of the ladies’s enterprise heart is to assist enhance alternatives for African American and minority ladies.
“That is one thing we now have not had for girls on this metropolis, on this state, ever,” stated Freeman Culver.
Freeman Culver the Greenwood Chamber President stated this would be the Small Enterprise Administration’s latest ladies’s enterprise heart.
“The mannequin works. That is the 138th heart that is been established in America each single certainly one of them obtained nice outcomes — this will probably be no completely different,” stated Culver.
One-on-one counseling, mentorship, workshops and technical help will probably be obtainable to ladies entrepreneurs.
The middle comes after President Biden’s go to to Tulsa when he made a dedication to entrepreneurship for the world for individuals who could have gotten left behind by failed insurance policies.
“It is going to be a pipeline that is been created for this neighborhood,” stated Culver.
The middle will probably be positioned on Black Wall Avenue the place the chamber stated 85 p.c of the enterprise homeowners are Black ladies.
“It is going to empower us extra and provides us alternatives we could haven’t had up to now,” stated Angela Robinson.
A kind of ladies is Angela Robinson who owns Black Wall Avenue Nook Retailer and Extra.
She’s excited in regards to the alternative to develop her enterprise and community with different ladies entrepreneurs.
She stated having a ladies’s enterprise heart on the similar place the place a whole bunch of Black individuals have been killed leaving companies destroyed — is a brand new begin.
“We now have the chance to return again to the place our ancestors have been and reclaim what was as soon as theirs,” stated Robinson.
It may very well be a possibility for the expansion and improvement of minority-owned companies.
“We will develop right here in these buildings, after which we will develop past these buildings, past this road, even past this metropolis,” stated Culver.