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This Org Promises to Revamp Black-Owned Businesses in Harlem

A recent report by New York City Comptroller’s office showed that although gentrified neighborhoods have contributed to the city’s economic growth over the last 15 years, with new storefronts and companies increasing by 45%...


How the Harlem Commonwealth Council helps Black businesses

"For 55 years, Harlem Commonwealth Council has focused on building up Black-owned businesses in Harlem by providing resources that level the playing field".


Here & Now Segment - "Harlem Commonwealth Council is helping to keep minority-owned small businesses afloat during the coronavirus pandemic"

Our President & CEO, Hamil Douglas, had the opportunity to discuss the various ways HCC has supported the Harlem business community during the pandemic with Sandra Bookman on Here & Now. 


Many Black entrepreneurs feel shut out of the banking system, survey finds

The Greater Jamaica Development Corp., TruFund Financial, and the Harlem Entrepreneurial Fund interviewed and surveyed 195 Black entrepreneurs and 23 Black contractors across all five boroughs. The survey was sponsored by JPMorgan Chase and confirmed what minority business owners have long said: "For Black entrepreneurs in New York, acquiring capital, generating revenue, and contracting with the city comes with a degree of difficulty."