The momentous move was inspired by the spirit of Tulsa’s “Black Wall Street”.
The organization’s mission is to provide favorable terms for Black businesses to operate in downtown storefronts, fostering an environment where they can thrive.
With the recent acquisition, the organization is expanding its mission to connect partners, resources, and initiatives to Black entrepreneurs, professionals, gig workers, and creatives, according to reports.
One of the major focuses of the initiative is to revive the legacy of Black businesses in downtown Pittsburgh. Greenwood Week, an annual business conference hosted by The Greenwood Plan, will continue to play a crucial role in building social capital and democratizing knowledge in Pittsburgh’s Black business community.
The organization’s 2022-2026 Strategic Plan underscores the significance of this conference as a cornerstone of future initiatives.
In outlining the vision for the Pitt Building, Bailey expressed the desire to remind people that African Americans are an integral part of a thriving economy, not just as consumers but as wealth-builders.