On Tuesday, the White House Office of Public Engagement convened Black male economic empowerment advocates for a discussion with senior Administration officials on Bidenomics and the President’s ongoing efforts to deliver for Black Americans.

Meeting participants comprised of a nationwide network of over 40 Black investors, entrepreneurs, and advocates for economic opportunity, representing the fields of private equity, venture capital, asset management, and philanthropy.

During the meeting, Biden-Harris Administration officials discussed the President’s steadfast commitment to accelerating access to capital for communities of color by promoting entrepreneurship, expanding government contracting opportunities, and investing in the workforce to create high-quality jobs.

Officials emphasized the Administration’s commitment to maintain and advance the implementation of the President’s policy agenda in order to ensure equitable growth across communities of color. Participants agreed to continue the conversation and work with the Administration to expand and promote entrepreneurial opportunities for Black Americans.

Biden-Harris Administration Officials In Attendance Included:

  • Steve Benjamin, Assistant to the President, Senior Advisor to the President and Director of the Office of Public Engagement
  • Wally Adeyemo, Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Treasury
  • Don Graves, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Commerce
  • Joelle Gamble, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council
  • Amber Greene, Special Assistant to the President for Racial and Economic Justice, Domestic Policy Council
  • Taylor Wright, Senior Advisor for Public Engagement, Office of Public Engagement
  • Feven Solomon, Senior Advisor for Public Engagement, Office of Public Engagement
  • Janis Bowdler, Counselor for Racial Equity, Department of the Treasury
  • Alexis K. Holmes, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Black Americans, Department of Education
  • Kendall Corley, Deputy Chief of Staff, Small Business Administration
  • Don Smith, Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary, Minority Business Development Agency
  • CJ Epps, Director of the Office of External Affairs and Communications, Economic Development Administration


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