New York State businesses have a rising star in Michael Blake. The District 79 Bronx Assemblyman and former Obama Administration senior aide, has been a committed advocate for the inclusion of women-and-minority-owned businesses for the last decade.
On Sunday, January 31, 2016 during his annual State of the District Address, Blake outlined a number of exciting entrepreneurial endeavors aimed to advance the landscape of business in The Bronx.
Notable highlights include…
$500,000 10-year fund for minority-owned businesses…
Blake in partnership with fellow Bronx native Maurice Owens of the Libra Group announced a $500,000 10-year fund to support minority-owned business providing $50,000 seed investments to start-up businesses per year. The Bronx is one of only two cities to receive his prestigious American Entrepreneur Award.
Continued commitment to women-owned businesses, Partnership with Walker’s Legacy
Blake outlined his support for women-focused efforts by pledging a partnership between Walker’s Legacy and notable Bronx institutions including SOBRO and WIBO in a mutual goal of encouraging enterprising women of color. Through the effort, The Bronx will become the 20th community for Walker’s Legacy which has experienced significant growth over the last year.
Stay tuned for more information regarding the launch of Walker’s Legacy in the Bronx and our forth