Information and links to support Black-owned businesses (in the Greater Akron area).


How long does money stay in the various communities? 

A dollar circulates for:

Blacks in America have about a $1.3 trillion gross national income. Only 2% of that money, about $26 billion, is re-circulated in the black community.  Just 2¢ of the "average" black person's dollar is spent with a black-owned business (or the average black person spends 98¢ of every dollar supporting other peoples communities).

Imagine if black folks increased the re-circulation rate from (the current) 2% to 6% (from 2¢ to 6¢). That would be an extra $52,000,000,000.00 (billion) in our communities (that would the equivalent giving every black person [adult and child] living in the U.S. a $1,400.00 annual stimulus check).


running list of Black-owned businesses in Akron.

250 Ohio black owned businesses

We Buy Black