Monday, June 20, 2016
Hillary Clinton Talks To Black Businesses -- Gains Support From U.S. Black Chambers of Commerce
Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, has released an exclusive video showing her support of Black business owners and entrepreneurs. The the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC) aired the exclusive video during it’s recent annual business conference in Washington, DC.
According to a briefing statement on HillaryClinton.com regarding her support for small business, “African Americans have made great progress in small business entrepreneurship. The number of small businesses owned by African American women, for example, has more than quadrupled since 1997. But while small businesses have helped African American families get ahead, they too often face difficulties securing the outside funding they need to grow."
Regarding her endorsment by the USBC, Clinton comments, “I am honored to have the support of the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. which does important work supporting African-American entrepreneurs nationwide. They serve close to 250,000 small businesses, helping them with issues relating to professional development resources, business development, capital formation, government contracting and much more. That’s important, because black-owned businesses are a vital source of jobs and prosperity for Americans of all races and backgrounds."
She continues, “As President, I’ll make sure America’s small businesses – including black-owned small businesses – get more support. I’ll fight to cut red tape, improve access to capital, provide tax relief and increase access to new markets around the world. America works best when all its citizens get the chance to develop their talents and chase their dreams. That’s what the U.S. Black Chambers strives every day to achieve. I’m thrilled to join them in their fight for fairness and opportunity for African-American entrepreneurs and families.”
Watch the video below:
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