The National Black Chamber of Commerce® was incorporated in Washington, DC in March 1993.
The NBCC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nonsectarian organization dedicated to the economic empowerment of African American communities. Empowering the Black Business Community for 30 Years, the National Black Chamber of Commerce® is the largest Black business association in the world and is dedicated to economically empowering and sustaining African American communities through entrepreneurship and capitalistic activity within the United States. Headquartered in Washington, DC, NBCC was founded in 1992 by Harry Alford and Kay DeBow. Today the organization has 200+ chambers across 40 states and 50 nations.
In essence, the NBCC is a 501(c) 3 corporation that is on the leading edge of educating and training Black Communities on the need to participate vigorously in this great capitalistic society known as America. The NBCC reaches 100,000 traditional Black owned businesses, and another 100,000 online based businesses. There are 3.12 million Black owned businesses in the United States, comprising 6% of American businesses. Black businesses account for over $206 billion in revenue each year according to the Brookings Institute. The National Black Chamber of Commerce® is dedicated to economically empowering and sustaining African American communities through entrepreneurship and capitalistic activity within the United States.