Bloomberg Philanthropies Names Akron a ‘Champion City;’ City Aims For 200 Black-Owned Businesses by 2030

Akron is one of 50 “Champion Cities” selected as finalists in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ first Global Mayors Challenge.

As a Champion City chosen out of more than 600 cities around the world, Akron will establish a program to help launch 200 new Black-owned businesses by 2030, Mayor Dan Horrigan said.

As a finalist, Akron will now compete to be one of 15 cities to each win a grand prize of $1 million along with Bloomberg’s support over the next few years to implement their ideas.

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