Black Business Summit planned for early February

The City of Albuquerque’s Office of Black Community Engagement, the New Mexico Economic Development Department’s Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Office and a group of local organizations are hosting the first Black Business Summit, a two-day event in February aimed at equipping Black entrepreneurs with the tools they need to thrive in the business world.

The summit will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 7 and 8 at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

The two-day event will include panel discussions from local Black business owners with a focus on capital and financial empowerment, access to funding, resources for businesses, and learning how to compete and prepare for government contracts.

Event organizers say the summit is open to everyone, from businesses in their “ideation stage,” to start-ups as well as those in transition.

Tickets are free for those looking to attend in-person as well as virtually. The last day to register for the event is Friday, Feb. 3.

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