The US Black Chambers, Inc. announced it’s support for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Friday, Jan. 15.
Ron Busby, President of the US Black Chambers Inc., released the following statement on behalf of the of the chamber’s President’s Circle which is comprised of an elite group of successful Black business owners with annualized revenues of at least $10 million; along with representing more than 100 national Black Chambers of Commerce.
“In order for there to be a strong America, there must be a strong Black America, and in order for there to be a strong Black America, there must be strong Black businesses.
With this in mind, we believe it’s of crucial importance to endorse a candidate who intends to expand access to capital, provide tax relief, and expand access to new markets for Black business owners.
We unequivocally believe Hillary Clinton is the candidate that has the best understanding of the economic challenges facing Black business owners and has forward thinking priorities to alleviate the economic conditions facing Black Americans and Black Businesses.
On behalf of the US Black Chambers Inc. we endorse and stand by Hillary Clinton as an ally of Black business and as the next President of the United States.”
The US Black Chambers Inc. is the national voice for Black business owners and is committed to the economic empowerment of Black Americans through entrepreneurship.
In response to the endorsement, Clinton released this statement:
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“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.
“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.”