Minority Enterprise Development Week Offers A Wider Path to Growth for Minority-owned Business in New York
The Inaugural launch of Minority Enterprise was held at Hempstead Town Hall hosted by the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. and the African American Small Business Foundation, Inc.
Phil Andrews, President of the Long Island African American Chamber Commerce, Inc. stated in Newsday “The enterprise development week aims to increase awareness about the Small Business Development Centers, Service Corps of Retired Executives, Hofstra’s Ascend Long Island and other programs that help people turn their ideas into companies.”
“We want to give minority entrepreneurs access to information, tools and resources to grow their business,” he told about 60 people who attended the enterprise event at Hempstead Town Hall.” Phil Andrews
The 400-member chamber has been selected for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Community Navigator Program as a spoke, a 100 million outreach effort to firm that are in underserved communities and have been adversely impacted by the Covid-19 crises. A theme of MED Week was that Minority entrepreneurs can benefit from increased commitment of the federal and state governments to award contracts to them, but only if they first have a strong, well-organized operation, officials said at the conference. The ultimate goal for MED Week is to expand MED Week into MED Month in 2023.