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There are 43 million AAs in the U.S. (13.8% of total population) making it the Largest Racial Minority in the country with a buying power forecasted to hit $1.7 Trillion by 2017. 

Nielsen Company “African American Consumers: Still Vital, Still Growing” Report 2013

North Carolina ranked #6 Largest AA Populated State in the U.S. with an estimated  2,287,143  (23% of total NC population).  

Blackdemographics.com:  U.S. Census Bureau 2013 Estimate

North Carolina ranked 6th Most Visited State in the U.S. for domestic travel making Tourism one of its largest industries.  In 2013, 52.5 Million domestic travelers (up 16% from 2012) spent a record $20.2 Billion in NC (up 4.1% from 2012). 

NC Depart of Commerce’s Division of Tourism, Film & Sports 2013

Charlotte is the 2nd Largest Financial Center in the nation, behind NYC.  Headquarters for Bank of America (largest) and Wells Fargo (4th largest) bank holdings. 

Charlotte Chamber of Commerce 2014

Charlotte ranked #6 in the Top 10 Cities for AAs in the U.S. based on cost of living, diversity, and economic growth. 

Black Enterprise.com 2014

Raleigh ranked 2nd among Top 10 Fastest-Growing U.S. Cities of 2014 (population growth of 2.15%) based on population increase, job growth, salaries and gross metro product.  Charlotte ranked 8th (population growth 1.92%). 

Forbes Analysis Report 2013


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Gray's Holiday Party on Dec 12th

Herb & Felicia Gray hosts the Gray Holiday


Christmas On Jazz Street: Evening of Jazz, Soul & Blues on Dec 5

Keep It Jazzed on Dec 5! Bring in the holiday


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Report: NC cities, counties should take the lead on raising wages

Municipalities in position to boost incomes

Christmas comes early: NC charities and Giving Tuesday

Grassroots philanthropy campaign

Stretch drive

Carolina aims to play best ball in December