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The Local Take talks U. S. Africa Chamber of Commerce Network with Bilal Shareef

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This week on The Local Take we’re speaking with Bilal Shareef about The U.S. Africa Chamber of Commerce Network, which had its inaugural event this month in Atlanta at the Russell Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Bilal Shareef last spoke with us about his adventures during the 2019 Year of Return trip to Ghana.

He was part of the push to bring a satellite office, their first, of The US Africa Chamber of Commerce Network to Atlanta. The organization will encourage African-American business owners to consider Africa, one of the largest trade zones on the planet.

Shareef speaks to Atlanta being the Black Mecca and our state being voted the top place to business eight years in a row. Additionally, our airport and a large number of people from the diaspora already in Atlanta make it the logical place for their new offices.

For business owners, Shareef wants them to consider partnerships with African business owners. He also speaks about the US Government encouraging trade between the two markets.

There are mandates to facilitate business relationships. He goes on to share that there is funding as well.

The continent is looking for experts in technology, consulting, and a plethora of other fields including real estate development. Any entrepreneur looking to expand should consider the resources available when they look to expand in Africa. They will be hosting events for those interested in learning about this opportunity in January 2022.

For more information on The U.S. Africa Chamber of Commerce Network
For more information on Bilal Shareef