The internet’s largest auction site just selected Greensboro, North Carolina as one of only 3 cities in America and 5 around the world to launch their new ‘Retail Revival’ program.
Businesses in each selected city will work directly with eBay for 12 months to receive training, support, and resources to scale their brands on both local and global scales.
“Today is an exciting day for the Greensboro small business community,” said Mayor Nancy Vaughan. “We’re thankful for eBay’s partnership and support of our local entrepreneurs, and we’re excited to bring Greensboro’s creativity and entrepreneurial spirit to the world through the Retail Revival program.”
In total, eBay has selected 70 businesses around the Greensboro area to represent the city in the new program. The businesses were selected on the basis of product-market fit, uniqueness of inventory, readiness for growth, and strength of their brand narrative.
“From the vibrant downtown to the neighborhood streets, Greensboro is an ideal place to launch our Retail Revival initiative,” said Steve Wymer, SVP and Chief Communications Officer at eBay. “The support for this important program from Mayor Vaughan and the City has been so encouraging, and that enthusiasm has also been reflected in the incredible cohort of participants. Empowering small businesses in communities across the world is central to eBay’s identity and purpose, and we’re thrilled to partner with Greensboro in this pursuit.”
In addition to Greensboro, eBay has also selected Akron, Ohio, Lansing, Michigan, Wolverhampton, UK, and Halifax, Canada to participate in their new program.