The ABL Congress

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The Atlanta Business League delves into strategies and tactics to impact metro Atlanta’s economic viability through the ABL’s “5% Solution.” The solution encourages black consumers, businesses and organizations to increase annual spending with black businesses by 5%, and recommends that black business increase annual giving to black community organizations by 5% each year.

The Annual Congress on the State of Black Business emphasizes the need for black businesses to aggressively develop economic solutions by tapping into the creativity, tenacity, experience, and potential of black businesses, organizations, and consumers. Each year the Congress delves into strategies and tactics to impact metro Atlanta’s economic viability through the ABL’s “5% Solution.” The solution encourages black consumers, businesses and organizations to increase annual spending with black businesses by 5%, and recommends that black business increase annual giving to black community organizations by 5% each year.

The 5% Solution Economic Plan is for:

  • Consumers to do 5% more business with Black businesses,
  • Black Non-profits to do 5% more business with Black businesses, and
  • Black businesses to do 5% more with each other and return 5% back to the community non-profits.