Developing minority businesses is key to economic growth

Acadiana is a very diverse region, but in the business world more work can be done to grow minority owned businesses.

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It’was titled the Lafayette Minority Business Initiative.’ ‘At a church workshop meeting for minority’s to help with business owners.

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Michael Leblanc owns white glove interior care cleaning service. He put in the time and did his homework in order to give his business the best chance to succeed.

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Hamilton found in her study that minority owned businesses in Acadiana need more access to capitol’and businesses across the city must work together.

  • Publisher: KLFY
  • Date: 2018-10-11T03:31:44+0000
  • Author: Jeff Horchak
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JPMorgan Chase grants $3.5 million to Brew City Match

JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced today it is granting $3.5 million to Brew City Match, a collaborative economic development effort in Milwaukee led by Local Initiatives Support Corp.

The funding came from Chase’s Partnerships for Raising Opportunity in Neighborhoods program and will be targeted to neighborhoods adjacent to downtown to support neighborhood entrepreneurship, alleviate blight and fill vacant commercial space. Brew City Match was one of four winning collaboratives nationally to be funded this year through the PRO Neighborhoods program.

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  • Publisher: BizTimes Media Milwaukee
  • Date: 2018-10-09T17:35:07Z
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Government Contractors Business Forum Relaunches With Sneak Preview

The GCBF Kicks off its 2019 Program Series with Guest Speaker Shannon Andrews (City of Chicago CPO)

CHICAGO, October 10, 2018 ( – In partnership with Willis Tower’s Metropolitan Club, the newly reestablished Government Contractors Business Forum launches its Program Series Kickoff Wednesday, October 10th, at 233 South Wacker Drive from 5 ‘ 7:30 P.M.

The Government Contractors Business Forum (GCBF) is bringing together Chicago’s top contractors with governmental agencies to help facilitate their continued growth and success in a constructive, bold and newly designed business environment at The Metropolitan in the Willis Tower. ‘

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