National Black Chamber of Commerce Annual Conference Kicks off in Washington, DC
Speakers to Discuss Opportunity Zones, Illinois African American Fair Contracting Commission, Bonding Assistance and Negative Impact of Project Labor Agreements
Harry C. Alford, National Black Chamber of Commerce, president & CEO
The Honorable Senator Tim Scott has confirmed his attendance and will discuss his legislation creating Opportunity Zones which are designed to spur economic development and job creation in distressed communities. Senator Scott is the recipient of the NBCC's 2018 Parren J. Mitchell Award.
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner will be in attendance to accept the NBCC's 2018 Arthur A. Fletcher Award. We honor Governor Rauner, in part, for his Executive Order to establish parity for African American contractors in the State of Illinois.
Harry C. Alford, NBCC president and CEO says "Federal procurement with African-Americans is at a precipitous low of 1.8%, we must come together and find solutions to increase this number." Representatives from The Small Business Administration (SBA) and the US Department of Transportation will give updates.
Successful Restaurateur Mr. Shelley "Butch" Anthony, III, Co-Founder/CEO of This Is It! Bar-B-q & Seafood Restaurants a Business Coach, Motivational Speaker (Own The Dirt) and author of "God has a Plan for the Underdog" is just one of our dynamic speakers.
Panel discussions will highlight the negative impact of Project Labor Agreements, Bonding Assistance, Smart Cities and 5G wireless deployment.
The National Black Chamber of Commerce® is dedicated to economically empowering and sustaining African American communities through entrepreneurship and capitalistic activity within the United States and via interaction with the Black Diaspora.
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