JANUARY 24-29, 2021 | CONTRACTING FOR EQUITY IN TENNESSEE
Development Week (MEDWeek)
Minority Enterprise Development Week (MEDWeek) is an annual national celebration in recognition of the contributions made by minority businesses to the Nation’s economy.
National MEDWeek is the largest federal advocacy and education activity sponsored on behalf of minority enterprise, providing a forum for:
Articulating the Administration’s position in support of minority business development;
Interacting among corporate America, federal, state and local governments, minority-owned businesses and private-sector entities to identify potential business opportunities and forge new partnerships in support of minority business development; and
Sharing and acknowledging successes and other business-enhancing experiences.
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) sponsor National MEDWeek. Activities are held throughout the country under the auspices of MBDA’s network of funded organizations culminating in Washington, D.C. at the National Conference. These activities promote and recognize the achievements of minority-owned businesses.
The 2020 Minority Enterprise Development Week hosted by the Nashville Minority Business Center’s goal is three-fold: 1) Develop a legislative agenda that eliminates systemic barriers and creates sustainable economic development opportunities for diverse businesses in the state of Tennessee and 2) prepare companies to effectively bid for public contracts and identify alternative sources of financing through crowdfunding. 3) Attendees can expect to hear from local public administrators at the city and state levels on economic equity and inclusion.
Everyone involved in MEDWeek knows that the journey to success requires more than commitment. It takes support too! With the help of companies like yours, that road is made easier to travel.
This year, you can show Nashville’s small-,
minority-, and women-owned businesses that your company’s involvement is a dedicated one by becoming a participating supporter of MEDWeek.