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Minority Enterprise Development Week Business Development Conference

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Nashville City Club

201 4th Avenue North

Nashville, TN 37219

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MINORITY ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT WEEK IS ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING TIMES OF THE YEAR!
This is a time to turn our attention to the state of minority business enterprise and pledge our continued allegiance to further their growth and development.

The Nashville Minority Business Center is set to host its 36th annual Minority Enterprise Development Week (MEDWeek) November 25 – December 2.

Many leading indicators report that small businesses are the backbone of our state’s economy and minority small businesses are no exception.

As the primary job creators in our local, state and national marketplace, small and minority businesses are
crucial to solving our unemployment issues and vital to ensuring our state and local economy is thriving.
Tennessee’s business environment is thriving.

Tennessee is nearly in its 6th consecutive year of growth and experienced an 8.7 percent increase in the number of business filings in the first quarter of 2017 alone, according to the Secretary of State's Office.

Firms owned by minorities or women are significantly underutilized in Metro Nashville and state government, according to a disparity study that sheds fresh light on a contracting problem that has existed in the city and state of Tennessee for years.

Despite the state’s and city's healthy economy, there are disparities that exist that prevent all businesses from thriving at similar levels. One way that small businesses grow is to secure economic opportunities with state and local government agencies.

With your help we can ensure that all businesses have a real opportunity to thrive and work with business leaders, government officials, and state legislators to develop ways to eliminate systemic barriers and create sustainable economic development opportunities for diverse businesses in the city of Nashville and the state of Tennessee.

This year’s MEDWeek Business Development Conference will highlight Darrell Freeman, a serial entrepreneur that sold his company for $20 million last year; Dr. Maya Rockeymoore, a global policy specialist that will shed light on the benefits of economic connections with minorities and Jewel Burks, an under 30-year-old IT disrupter that sold her software innovation to Amazon.

We are asking for your MEDWeek sponsorship and support. Please commit today to support MEDWeek and fulfill your pledge as soon as possible but no later than January 31.

Sincerely,
Nashville Minority Business Center
1919 Charlotte Avenue, Suite 310
Nashville, TN 37203-2242

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