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- 14 Year Old Tennis Prodigy Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff Becomes the Youngest French Open Junior Champion in 25 Years
Over the last eight years, her development has thus far proven her to be a tennis phenom- June 10, 2018
- Paul Ryan Posts Selfie With All Of The Capitol Interns and It Exposes A Very Real Issue
Paul Ryan posts picture of Capitol Hill interns with almost NO ethnic diversity- July 19, 2016
- 10 Things We As African Americans Can Do To Move Our Community Forward
It is time for us to stop addressing the symptoms and begin addressing the root of the problem- July 8, 2016
By Alicia Mitchell
Orlando is a top location for business. In a state offering cost competitive incentive programs for new or expanding businesses, including tax credits and assistance with development fees, Orlando has all the resources minority-owned ventures may need to succeed in the Sunshine State.
Economic empowerment goes hand-and-hand with entrepreneurial success. In the groundbreaking Nielsen Company report, “The State of the African-American Consumer”, African-American buying power is projected at $1.1 trillion by 2015. If more black consumers exercised their economic buying power – through support of black business – communities would thrive and businesses would strengthen and grow.
“First and foremost, the issue was learning where these establishments were located,” he explained. “There wasn’t a good resource to identify the African-American marketplace, especially identifying the companies in the categories I needed.”
Forward thinking, Landon developed Central Florida Black Business, an online directory created to address the very basic need of connecting black consumers to black-owned businesses, with the principal goal of helping companies grow with continued support of black consumers.