Baltimore is a vibrant city with plenty of opportunities to support the local black-owned businesses. Visit Baltimore has created a directory of black-owned businesses just in time for a college basketball tournament being held in the city. Show your pride in Baltimore with t-shirts, hats, and hoodies featuring the Visit Baltimore logo. This is an excellent way to help the black community, achieve racial equity, and better distribute wealth - especially in the wake of COVID-19, which caused the number of working African-American business owners to drop by 40 percent, according to the Washington Post. The Business Enterprise Program for Women and Minorities (MBE and WBE) was established by Baltimore County to increase the participation of MBEs and WBEs in county contracts.
This program focuses on developing better reporting methods, specific industry sectors, encouraging more effective partnerships, and providing assistance in doing business with the county. Printed copies of the directory can be obtained at the Baltimore Convention Center, one of the 12 tournament hotels, or at the Visit Baltimore Center. If you're looking for some of the best places to shop in Baltimore County, check out these beloved black-owned stores. Erica Bentley is the owner of Keepers Vintage in Hampden, and she's thrilled to have the support of Visit Baltimore. You can also find Mosley's Pick-Up Service at Remington car parks on weekends. In addition to shopping at these stores, you can show your pride in Baltimore with stylish apparel featuring the Visit Baltimore logo.
Show your support for minority-owned businesses in Baltimore County and enjoy all that this vibrant city has to offer.