Join me Saturday, March 11 at 7:00 a.m. on The Local Take on WCLK as I talk with Tommy Dortch, Vice Chair of Public Policy for the Atlanta Business League. He joins us to talk about the ABL's upcoming 10th Annual Congress on the State of Black Business, taking place Tuesday, March 14 from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Morehouse College Shirley A. Massey Executive Conference Center. This annual event shows African American entrepreneurs how to find governmental funding to grow their businesses. Dortch shares that over $10 billion in government spending will take place in metro-Atlanta in 2017. From expansion of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to MARTA , Tommy Dortch explains that small and medium size business should "show-up in order to show-out".
He recommends this event for both established entrepreneurs and even those thinking about starting their own business.
This year, the 84-year-old affiliate of the National Business League delivers a full day of networking and information about business growth opportunities in the metro, using the theme: “Growing Businesses, Growing Wealth: The $10 Billion Opportunity”. This is an opportunity unlike any other that we have seen since the 1996 Olympics. The event is designed for business owners and professionals seeking to make connections with key decision makers, potential partners or funders doing business in the area. The Atlanta Business League seeks to provide business development opportunities for minorities throughout the metropolitan Atlanta area with specific emphasis on the development of African-American-owned businesses.
For more information about the Congress on the State of Black Business.
For more information on the Atlanta Business League.