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    Tips for fueling business growth through planning and mentorship Black businesses are an essential part of the economy. As one of the fastest-growing segments of the U.S. economy, Black businesses contribute an estimated $200 billion to the national economy annually. Research shows that entire communities benefit when Black businesses succeed. They create jobs, close the ...
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    By Dianne Anderson What started out as a situation reminiscent of President Obama’s backlash over Dijon mustard on his hamburger has ended up in Barstow Mayor Paul Courtney’s favor. After all, under his direction, the city sees new growth, coming out over and above many cities that suffered economic crises during COVID-19. New businesses, 31 ...