Black Businesses Mean Business reSURGEnce2023

A coalition of clergy, business, and community leaders came together at Brooklyn Navy Yard for the Black Businesses Mean Business reSUREnce 2023 Conference in November.

Hosted by New York Christian Times, the two-day event launched a year-long campaign designed to fuel and energize Black businesses along with strategic partners, community-based organizations, and government agencies to share diverse approaches to help Black-owned businesses build wealth. Closing the economic gap means bringing together key stakeholders and developing the necessary dynamics for entrepreneurship, as well as providing greater access to government contracts and other business opportunities.

Participants included New York City Small Business Services, Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, Dormitory Authority State of New York, City College of New York, The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey, Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, and Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce among others. For more information: