Georgia Ranks 2nd in Black Entrepreneurship Nationwide

October 26, 2023
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Georgia Ranks 2nd in Black Entrepreneurship Nationwide

📈 The Gist: Georgia stands as the state with the 2nd highest rate of Black entrepreneurship in the U.S., with income also ranking impressively in the top 20.

🤔 Why It Matters: Entrepreneurship is a significant driver of economic growth, and recognizing states that foster such a culture can inspire others to follow suit.

What’s Happening:

  • A recent study by Merchant Maverick showed Georgia’s commendable position in fostering Black entrepreneurship.
  • However, challenges persist, with venture capital for Black entrepreneurs seeing a sharp decline in 2022.

🔍 Between the Lines:

  • Despite the entrepreneurial success, the average annual income of Black business owners remains below the national average.
  • Surprisingly, many states considered “progressive” lag in yielding positive returns for Black small businesses.

🖼️ The Big Picture: While Georgia’s achievements in Black entrepreneurship are laudable, there’s still work to be done nationally to ensure equitable opportunities and support for all business owners.

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