(Columbia, SC) — Adair Boroughs, Democratic nominee for U.S. Congress in South Carolina’s Second District, today released her plan to build a robust constituent services system to allow black small-business owners to grow their businesses and close the racial wealth gap.
Black small-business owners have struggled to secure equal access to the capital, grants and tools necessary for their businesses to flourish for far too long. When Boroughs is elected to Congress, she will ensure that all South Carolinians in the Second District have equal access to opportunities by adding a Black-Owned Business Division to her constituent services. The division will create a bridge between black businesses in the Second District and their representative, who can help ensure their businesses are unlocking resources federally available to them. Additionally, Boroughs is committed to hosting quarterly meetings for all black business owners in the Second District in addition to her regular public town halls. This will give business owners the chance to give feedback, hear about new opportunities available at the federal level and receive guidance on how to secure the capital necessary to continue to grow their businesses.
“The lack of equal access to resources has created an unacceptable racial wealth gap in the Second District. As long as this gap exists, our economy will not be as prosperous as it should be,” Boroughs said. “By building a strong constituent services system when I am in Congress, I will make sure that all black business owners in our district have all of the resources that they need to make the best business decisions for them. Ensuring that all of our business owners have equal access to resources makes our economy stronger for us all and builds more jobs and more opportunity for the Second District.”