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Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses (GRABB) is an Economic and Business Development organization. GRABB works to foster an economy that creates prosperity and supports the revitalization of predominantly Black neighborhoods.


GRABB works to expand opportunities for Black businesses in the Metro Grand Rapids area by assisting them with acquiring Five forms of capital (Cultural, Human, Social, Intellectual and Financial) and creating awareness for Black businesses. GRABB is empowering the Black business community that is leading to meaningful and beneficial economic growth and sustainability.

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what is #theShift?

#TheShift is the conscious and intentional effort to achieve economic equity through entrepreneurship and wealth creation in the Black community that will raise the quality of life for Black families. #TheShift is the redirection and reinvestment of our dollars into our Black owned businesses, predominately Black neighborhoods and spaces. It has been stated that the Dollar leaks out the Black community after 6 hour while it remains in other communities as long as 28 days. #TheShift is also about slowing the leakage of dollars out of our community so we can build generation wealth.

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  • ‘PART OF SOMETHING GREAT’ | Pop-up market helps Grand Rapids businesses get exposure

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Accompanied by the sound of joyful music, the Center for Community Transformation on Madison Avenue SE was alive…...

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  • 2023 GRABB Award Nominations Are Open!!

    We are now accepting nominations for this year's GRABB Awards! If you know an individual making a difference in our region day…...

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  • #TheShift: Celebrate Black Business Month with GRABB

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — National Black Business Month is in full swing, and the organization Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses wants…...

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  • 2024 GRABB Sankofa Mixer & Business Marketplace

    We are excited to announce this year’s GRABB Sankofa MIxer…

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