Mayor John Cooper Celebrates National Black Business Month – Nashville.gov

by | Aug 4, 2022 | Business

Mayor John Cooper will recognize National Black Business Month by hosting and attending a series of events aimed at highlighting some of Nashville’s black business owners and encouraging residents to support and learn more about African American-owned businesses across the Metro Nashville area.

“Nashville’s black-owned businesses are an essential part of the cultural and economic fabric in our city,” said Mayor John Cooper. “As Mayor, I will continue to pursue equitable initiatives and policies that drive prosperity for minority-owned businesses and encourage entrepreneurship. Earlier this summer, I announced a $10 million investment to transform Burrus Hall on Fisk University’s campus into an innovation incubator. Modeled after similar programs at top universities around the country, the new Burrus Hall will host tech boot camps, mentoring programs, classes, workshops, and events to assist emerging entrepreneurs and spur business development right in the middle of the Jefferson Street corridor.”

On Friday, August 5, Mayor Cooper will attend the Nashville Black Market, which spotlights more than 40 Black-owned businesses and entrepreneurs the first Friday of each month at the Nashville Farmer’s Market.

On Sunday August 7, Mayor Cooper will join Ernie Allen on 92Q at 1pm CT for the hour to discuss key issues facing Nashville’s neighborhoods and families.

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