WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – Genesis Block has announced the launch of the Black Enterprise Listing.

The business, which aims to empower entrepreneurs and support small businesses in Wilmington’s downtown, is working to get a website and a mobile app up and running that highlights the city’s black-owned businesses. The founders expect the interactive, user-friendly platform to be up and running this summer.

“We’re a community collaborative. With all the events that are going on in the world, we think its important to be in the process of starting solutions,” said co-founder Girard Newkirk.

“That’s what we want to be as Genesis Block, that solution to come together as a community to create those solutions together,” said co-founder Tracey Newkirk. “Our desire is to help businesses start, grow and scale. As we get to know more African American businesses in our community the more we can help them get to the next level.”

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