Local leaders providing update on eBay Retail Revival Program

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Crystal Whitman-Barrow

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – BRAC and BBQ Guys are joining Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome at a Friday morning news conference.

The local leaders are going over “the results of the eBay Retail Revival Program,” according to the mayor’s office.

It has been 18 months since the inception of the eBAY Retail Revival program.

The mayor’s office has provided some statistics about the 65 local businesses that have taken part in this program.

Those statistics can be found below:

  • Participating businesses have since sold over 20,000 items to more than 9,500 consumers in all 50 states and in 77 countries across the globe, with a gross merchandise value of $1.5 million.
  • Of the 65 businesses accepted, 29% were women-owned, 26% were black-owned, 13% were veteran-owned; the businesses span 10 product categories ranging from Fashion to Home & Garden.

“Our locally owned businesses are the backbone of our community’s culture and economy. Our work with eBay’s Retail Revival program has allowed 65 of our businesses to reach new customers, increase sales, and expand their business,” said Mayor Broome. “Supporting our local businesses is a crucial for our local economy, which is why my administration has worked with companies like eBay, as well as creating opportunities such as the Baton Rouge Procurement Opportunity Partnership, Resilient Restart EBR, and our Keep BR Serving program. I’m looking forward to continuing our work to support continued growth in the future as we implement more initiatives to support our businesses.”

The news conference is taking place at the BBQ Guys Distribution Facility located at 8151 Airline Hwy.

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