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Georgia's Dekalb County is Building a Black Wall Street Market to Boost Black and Brown Businesses

Black and minority-owned businesses nationwide are finally get the support they deserve. The latest region to join in the efforts to bolster Black and brown businesses is Stonecrest, GA, which just announced the development of a new shopping, dining and entertainment center called New Black Wall Street Marketplace, AJC reports. This new development has aims to feature over 100 businesses with a focus on minority owners, and looks to imitate itself after the business model that made Ponce City Market and Krog Street Market such a success. The finished product of the property will also include restaurants, grocery stores, art galleries, music venues and theatrical stages in an effort to provide more opportunities for Black, minority, and women-owned businesses. According to the AJC, the city’s past attempts to make Dekalb County a hotbed for minority-owned businesses hasn’t  proved to be very successful, but they’re hopeful for their latest ambitious project. “This is something that’s...

Mar 5, 2021