This year I was lucky enough to be asked to cover the “opening ceremony” for the Texas Black Expo. As an African-American, when you attend these events as a kid (as I did in Chicago, as we have our own Black Expo) you don’t realize the importance of these events until you are an adult. The foundation of these events become increasingly pertinent because as a parent, as an entrepreneur or just as a working citizen of color, you become concerned about the economic viability of your ethnic community.
The Honorable Mayor Sylvester Turner gave a great speech on how the city was committed to increasing economic abundance for growing African-American community.
What I found to be incredible is the sheer size of the earning potential of the African American community in Houston. Given that I’m a “transplant”, there are scores upon scores of African Americans relocating to Houston for jobs, better housing, great schools and a safer environment for their children.
The Houston Metropolitan Area is home to the 4th largest city in America, which holds 30% of Texas’ African American population. It is the nation’s 9th largest Black American population as it has reached over 1Million since the 2010 census. This creates a wonderful market for African American businesses and entrepreneurs to thrive. What better way than to showcase this dynamic and growing market than the Texas Black Expo.
It felt good to know that the city, various political leaders and major players in the Houston economic community recognized that the uplift and increase of economic prosperity in the African community, is an increase overall for the Houston Metropolitan community.
You can learn more about the Texas Black Expo via their website: http://texasblackexpo.com/
Make sure you check out HOW TO BECOME AN EXHIBITOR on their website so you can showcase your business to the dynamic African American community in Houston. >> http://texasblackexpo.com/become-a-exhibitor/
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