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Charlotte Black Owned
Supporting Black-owned businesses is a movement, not a moment.
CLT Black Owned (CBO) is Charlotte's leading platform for the inclusion and support of Black-owned businesses. CBO began in 2020 by a group of millennial friends, originally from Charlotte, who wanted to make a change in the city. While watching the city's growth over several years including the banking, hospitality and retail industries, they also saw an expanding gap in representation of Black-owned businesses.
CBO initially set out to increase the visibility of the amazing Black-owned businesses in Charlotte, thus increasing the opportunities to patronize these establishments. After launching, CBO quickly gained a diverse following of over 20,000 followers on @CLTBlackOwned, which indicated both a desire for this information by consumers and a need for this platform by Black business owners.
Today our mission is to fill resource gaps for local Black-owned businesses in the areas of funding, financial literacy, collaboration and overall stability. We will accomplish this by providing opportunities for consumers to shop local and Black, while simultaneously providing business owners opportunities to collaborate, grow and develop their brand.
CBO also works with non-Black-owned businesses to help them diversify and be more intentional about being inclusive of Black-owned businesses. This is achieved by helping coordinate work with Black-owned merchants, suppliers and contractors.
CLT Black Owned exists to highlight, support and increase the visibility of local Black-owned businesses and services ... in every way possible!
Behind the Work
Meet The Team
They know the Charlotte experience. They know the Black experience.
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