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(SACRAMENTO) – In the mid to late 1990s through State Proposition 209 it became unnecessary to collect data on minority and women owned businesses and as a result it’s become increasingly difficult to determine who those businesses are, where they are and what their needs are.

The Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Sacramento and the Sierra Health Foundation has decided to take on the monumental task of identifying African American-owned businesses and determining their needs for continued growth and hiring individuals looking for jobs.

Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce is currently conducting a survey of area businesses. The survey, which takes approximately five minutes to complete, is available at or at the Chamber’s website, Business owners can also come into the office of the Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce, 5770 Freeport Boulevard, Suite 44,  to complete the confidential survey. Those who have already been identified will receive the survey through email or snail mail. All are urged to complete it and return it to the Chamber.

“The information gathered is for you,” shared Mayor Kevin Johnson.

“It is to help you be put in a position to grow your business and provide the success you’ve wanted since your business was a dream,” Mayor Johnson continued.

The SBCC and City of Sacramento will compile this information and it will be available to members if they wish to have it. The Chamber will house the database in their office and maintain the information so that it is accurate and current.

The SBCC is a member-driven organization and focuses on the success of its members.

For more information, call the Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce at (916) 231-0416.