“I’m delighted that the Metropolis is collaborating with the City League and Group Improvement Authority within the creation of the Black Enterprise Hub,” mentioned Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway in a launch on Wednesday. “This mission will convey vitality and alternative to South Madison because it offers employment alternatives, helps entrepreneurs and new enterprise, and extra.”
Ruben Anthony, CEO of ULGM, mentioned the hub is a vital constructing block for the continued revitalization of south Madison. Having the ability to work with the county and metropolis on a mission like this has afforded people who find themselves invested within the south aspect the chance to have a voice in staving off gentrification.
“Gentrification is going on actually quick and if we sit again and wait, gentrification and growth would transfer quicker than planning and the south Madison space would evolve in an unplanned means,” Anthony mentioned. “However we’re working in order that our imaginative and prescient is built-in into what the town’s imaginative and prescient is. We’re attempting to get forward of gentrification.”
He credited the brand new Madison Faculty Goodman South Campus, together with Alex Gee’s Heart for Black Excellence, as being different key cornerstones of Black growth within the space.
“South Madison has an opportunity to have a renaissance with our program and with Alex Gee’s heart. Dr. Jack Daniels actually began all of it off with getting the brand new constructing for Madison Faculty,” Anthony mentioned. “We now have Black visionaries and leaders to assist remodel the south aspect. We’re investing in and betting on these minority companies and we expect it’ll trigger a multiplier impact.”