Amazon’s new Black Business Accelerator provides access to capital, business guidance,
mentorship, and marketing support to help Black business owners succeed as sellers in Amazon’s store.
Amazon is launching the Black Business Accelerator (BBA) to help build sustainable equity and growth for Black-owned businesses. The initiative—which explicitly targets barriers to access, opportunity, and advancement created by systemic racism across America—was created in partnership with our Black Employee Network and a coalition of strategic partners.
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Initiative could make use of vacant real estate
September 16, 2020. Amazon.com Inc. plans to open 1,000 small delivery hubs in cities and suburbs all over the U.S. to help meet consumer demand for online orders. Consumed with honoring a pre-pandemic pledge to get many products to Prime subscribers on the same day, and with the holidays approaching, Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos is doubling down by investing billions in proximity, putting warehouses and swarms of blue vans in neighborhoods long populated with car dealerships, fast-food joints, shopping malls and big-box stores. Continue reading “Bloomberg: Amazon reportedly placing 1,000 warehouses in U.S. neighborhoods”