About the NBL

Booker T.

The National Negro Business League (NNBL) was founded by Dr. Booker T. Washington on August 23, 1900, in Boston, MA., as the nation’s first and oldest business organization, 12 years before the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Inc. The NNBL was formally incorporated in 1901 in New York City.


National Business League, Inc.

In 2017, was acquired, merged and relaunched

The National Business League, Inc. (NBL) is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan, nonsectarian, commerce-driven institution dedicated to the economic empowerment of Black businesses, communities, and people. Through our value-add programmatic initiatives and partnerships, we support Black-owned businesses locally, regionally, nationally, and throughout the Pan-African Diaspora.

Contact the NBL

Building Together.

Corporations, Organizations, Professionals & Small Businesses are all invited to join the Movement!


    National Headquarters
    Eastern Regional Office
    NBL Washington, D.C. Chapter
    1513 P. Street, NW
    Washington, D.C. 20005

    (202) 210-5593


    Midwest Regional Office
    NBL Detroit Chapter
    1001 Woodward, Suite 910
    Detroit, Michigan 48226

    (313) 818-3017


    Western Regional Office
    NBL Los Angeles Chapter
    7190 W. Sunset Blvd, Suite #12
    Los Angeles, CA 90046

    (202) 210-5593


    Southern Regional Office
    NBL Atlanta Chapter
    931 MLK Jr. Dr., SW
    Atlanta, Georgia 30314

    (404) 584-8126