As local, state, and federal governments react to the rapid spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) around the United States and the world, we want to make sure we keep you updated on how we are responding to the situation.
Currently, we are working with our partners to develop strategies that will help protect our business members against any negative impacts the virus and subsequent response could have on employers and employees. In order to better understand how you may already be impacted, we developed a brief survey and published a report of our findings in late-March. Responses to the survey will help us and our partners better target resources and future programming toward the direst issues facing Black business owners and entrepreneurs throughout the Commonwealth.
We have also updated our website to provide business and community members with up-to-date information on how to take care of oneself and share important resources to help owners and entrepreneurs protect their businesses against any economic repercussions. To learn more, visit
Thank you, and stay safe.
The mission of the Black Economic Council of Massachusetts, Inc. (BECMA) is to advance the economic well-being of Black businesses, organizations that serve the Black community and Black residents of Massachusetts.
Black economic development will require immediate and long term community action, leadership and outside-the-box solutions. We know that there are many people, both within and outside the Black community, who are ready and committed to making Massachusetts an inclusive economy. This effort will require all of us.
We created a Council rather than a Chamber because we need the whole community at all levels (individuals, students, small and large businesses/organizations and corporate partners) to galvanize, organize, educate, agitate and communicate as needed to ensure our collective success!