I was thrilled to join my friend Alejandra Y. Castillo, Director of the U.S. Minority Business Development Agency in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Department of Commerce yesterday to sign a first ever national memorandum of agreement with the agency. The partnership is focused on bringing more leadership attention, focus and organizational resources together to advance minority (and women) business ownership in this country.
The partnership will center itself, within our growing national HOPE Inside network, which positions itself as the nation’s private banker to the working poor, working class and the struggling middle class.
Within this growing network of locations, we increasingly have a ‘concierge experience’ available to our clients within HOPE Inside locations, and now our alliance with MBDA adds to this.
We are building a powerful new constituency for the silver rights movement.
John Hope Bryant