Press Release

Black Economic Alliance Foundation Readout of Closed-Door Meeting with White House, Top Business Leaders on Expanding Pathways to Economic Opportunity

By Black Economic Alliance Foundation |
The White House



WASHINGTON –– On June 17, the White House, in partnership with the Black Economic Alliance Foundation, Public Private Strategies, and other key partners, including administration leaders Senior Advisor to the President Mayor Steve Benjamin, Director of the Domestic Policy Council of the United States Neera Tanden, Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves, Congressional Black Caucus Chair Steven Horsford, Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyamo, and Counselor to the Secretary of Commerce Ines Hernandez, convened a closed-door meeting with top business leaders from major American companies and civil rights organizations to discuss expanding pathways to economic opportunity for all Americans. The convening highlighted BEA Foundation’s Harris Poll, which showed overwhelming support for businesses taking active steps to reflect the racial diversity of the country, and  Architecture for Action, a suite of data-backed solutions for the private and philanthropic sectors to use in advancing Black economic opportunity. The meeting underscored the shared commitment of participants to creating a more equitable economic landscape for Black Americans — and, in turn, a stronger economy for all Americans.

To learn more about the event, the White House readout can be found here.


About the Black Economic Alliance Foundation 

The Black Economic Alliance Foundation is the nation’s leading organization harnessing the collective expertise and influence of Black business leaders and aligned advocates to build economic prosperity and generational wealth for the Black community. We partner with leaders across the public, private, and social sectors to champion policy reimagination, develop investment and philanthropic programs, commission research, and elevate national understanding of the inextricable link between the health of the Black economy and the entire American economy. The BEA Foundation is the 501(c)(3) non-profit affiliate of the Black Economic Alliance, a nonpartisan coalition of Black business leaders and allies committed to advancing work, wages, and wealth in the Black community. |