Minority Business Opportunity Week

Minority Business Opportunity Week

The Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council, in partnership with the state of Georgia and area cities and counties, will commemorate the observance of Minority Business Opportunity Week (MBOW) on September 20 – 24, 2021. MBOW is a weeklong recognition of the rich history, achievements and contributions of the minority business community to the state’s economy.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau Annual Business Survey, minority-owned businesses make up more than 25% of the economic landscape in the United States. In Georgia, minority businesses play an integral role in creating jobs, strengthening communities of color and stimulating our economy. Widely recognized as a positive climate for minority business, Georgia is known nationally for its business-friendly climate, significant technological advancement and strong economic development policies that have spurred unprecedented numbers of entrepreneurial ventures and minority business startups.

FOCUS

Minority Business Opportunity Week will focus on helping minority businesses connect to opportunities. In this new business environment, the most important key to growth is opportunities. Opportunities open the door to generating revenues, building wealth in local communities and sustaining business for long-term success.

This week is crucial to help minority business foster new relationships and identify ways to take advantage of new opportunities.

ELEMENTS

Spread out across 5 days the MBOW will include the following elements –

Business Opportunity Exchange – As one of the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council’s key signature event, the Business Opportunity Exchange is a week full of speakers, networking, presentations, matchmaking and more. For more information and to register, click here.

Value Chain Voyage – Top global companies based in Georgia, including Cox Automotive, Cox Communications, Cox Enterprises, Delta Air Lines, The Coca-Cola Company and UPS, have joined forces to connect diverse suppliers to key value chain partners, internal stakeholders and supplier diversity representatives. The virtual conference, scheduled for Tuesday, September 21, includes Presentations from Top Tier 1 Suppliers, Diverse Supplier Vendor Showcase, Strategic Virtual Connections and more. For more information and to register, click here.

State of Minority Business – A National Discussion – Building on our landmark study of minority businesses and their economic impact, we will continue this discussion, providing insights on achieving economic parity. This event features an unveiling of the GMSDC’s biennial study, as well as a panel discussion on our steps forward. The State of Minority Business study will take place on Wednesday, September 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. For more information and to register, click here.

Microsoft Atlanta Datacenter Expansion Opportunities – Microsoft will host a session on Wednesday, September 22 from 12 to 1 p.m. discussing the construction opportunities at its Atlanta Datacenter. Please note: This session is geared towards MBEs in the construction industry. To register, click here.

Truist Tier 2 Supplier Diversity Business Summit 2021 – The Truist Tier2 Supplier Diversity Business Summit 2021 will be held virtually September 22-23. During the Summit you’ll have the opportunity to be in the room with some of the most influential companies in the world and hear what they’re doing to stay competitive in today’s business environment. Attend, and hear about upcoming Tier2 opportunities where you and your company can participate. For more information and to register, click here.

Women of Color Virtual City Tour – Atlanta will host the final stop of a Women of Color Tour the National Minority Supplier Development Council has put together to celebrate and empower BIPOC women across the nation. The Virtual Tour will take place Friday, September 24 starting at 9:00 a.m. In addition to the information, inspiration and motivation baked into the event, the women in attendance will go through a special assessment process called 7 Drivers that has been provided to us by our corporate partner EY. This tool is an invaluable resource for women in business to refine their passions and truly focus their businesses on best practices and operational excellence that will lead to long-term sustainability. By invitation only.

CONTACT

If you have additional questions, please contact us at communications@gmsdc.org or 404-589-1828.

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