African-American Business Summit set

Published 10:15 pm Thursday, August 18, 2016

Gov. Terry McAuliffe will hold an African-American Business Summit on Aug. 30 at Virginia Union University’s Living and Learning Center, located at 1500 N. Lombardy St. in Richmond.

The summit will be the first in a series aimed at helping connect small businesses and those owned by women and minorities in Virginia to state resources.

Additionally, the governor’s office stated in a press release, the summit will give administration officials a chance to gain a deeper understanding of issues impacting African-American businesses.

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“Since the beginning of my administration, I’ve remained committed to increasing opportunities for Virginia’s minority business community,” McAuliffe stated in the release.

“I understand that in order to create the new Virginia economy, we have to ensure that everyone has access to opportunities to do business with or work with the commonwealth.”

To register for the conference, visit