New partnership helps strengthen Black-owned SMBs

UPS joins forces with Atlanta’s Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs
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What’s new: UPS and The UPS Foundation announced a partnership with the Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs (RICE), a business generator dedicated to driving the success of Black entrepreneurs and the communities they serve.

Why it matters: RICE honors the legacy of H.J. Russell, a trailblazer in the Atlanta business community and one of the most successful Black entrepreneurs in U.S. history.

Watch this short video to hear directly from RICE CEO Jay Bailey.


The UPS sponsorship will include:

  • A branded facility on the RICE campus featuring a dedicated location of The UPS Store and Ware2Go solutions
  • Expertise from seasoned UPSers as part of the RICE Supply Chain Accelerator program with topics including supply chain, supplier diversity, franchising, e-commerce and logistics excellence.


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