Elected officials, business leaders pledge to boost business opportunities for people of color

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At a Black History Month event, elected officials and business leaders pledged Monday to work together to boost opportunities for minority-owned businesses, and ensure that people of color hold positions of responsibility in city government.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh reiterated his campaign pledges to help build new avenues for minority-owned businesses and make sure that half of the Boston Police Department’s command staff and half of his Cabinet are people of color.

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