The Urban League of Greater Madison broke ground Friday on what is expected to be a transformative Black Business Hub on the south side of Madison. Gov. Tony Evers, Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway, state Rep. Sheila Stubbs, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi and hundreds of supporters braved the cold and snow on the April afternoon to celebrate the achievement.

The Black Business Hub will be an 81,000 square foot, four-story building located at the Village on Park, at the corner of South Park Street and Hughes Place. It will include offices, storefronts, a co-working space, space for pop-up vendors and a shared commercial kitchen.

Most of all, it will be a space dedicated to the nurturing and mentoring of Black businesses of all sizes. This will include training, educational support, loans, grants, business coaching and mentoring and networking opportunities.

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