Center  for Economic and African American Business Success 

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ULGC Center for Economic & African American Business Success Interest Survey

The Urban League's Economic & African American Business Success strives to provide a culturally responsive ecosystem of support for minority-owned businesses and entrepreneurs to accelerate growth, expand networks and increase sustainability for business success.

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Chattanooga Area African American Business Assessment Survey

The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga is leading an important effort to better support the growth of African American business owners through the newly established ULGC Center for Economic and African American Business Success. We are currently working in partnership with Pathway Lending, a Certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), in ways to expand access to capital for minority-owned businesses that are prepared to expand or scale up in the Chattanooga region. Through this partnership, we are conducting an assessment of the area business ecosystem to determine the current state of Black-owned businesses, the gaps in needed resources, and other emerging issues, post-COVID. 

In the coming months, we will announce new programs and partnerships to provide important new resources for minority businesses, specifically those that are African American-owned. These new initiatives will offer increased access to capital for Black-owned firms, customized resources tailored to meet the needs of individual businesses, and a platform that will advocate for your business both locally and regionally. 

As the Urban League and Pathway prepare to roll out these programs, we want to hear from you! The brief questionnaire below will provide us with the information about you and your business that will help us to help you. Please take 10 minutes to complete the survey and feel free to share the link with any minority business owners you know in the Chattanooga community. Complete the survey by August 17th to be considered for a small business incentive opportunity through the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga as a thank you for your time. 

You may also learn more about the Urban League and Pathway Lending by visiting: and

For questions regarding this survey please email Sarah Concepcion, ULGC research and policy analyst at:



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