In February 2023, the IL Office of Minority Economic Empowerment (OMEE) released results of its Illinois Black Business Survey.
This first-of-its-kind statewide Black Business Survey solicited information directly from Black-owned businesses to provide empirical context to better understand the unique challenges facing Black-owned businesses across the state. The City of Champaign welcomed Matt Simpson from the IL OMEE office to present the findings of the survey and share important insights to supporting both Black business development and overall economic growth. Hosted at the Champaign Public Library, more than 50 people attended this event and were able to network with one another and take advantage of business resource organizations that were in attendance.
You can catch the entire meeting at CGTV ON Demand here!