Minority enterprise homeowners now have a brand new useful resource within the Birmingham space for assist in networking, securing federal assets and constructing alternatives.
The Alabama Minority Enterprise Growth Company (MBDA) is working in Birmingham’s historic 4th Avenue Enterprise District at CREED 63, a shared workspace on Fifth Avenue North. The company will maintain an open home there Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The occasion is open with restricted seating. You possibly can register for it right here.
Attendees can have the chance to tour the middle, meet workers, community with different minority-owned enterprise members, and find out about providers.
The middle is managed by Walker’s Legacy, an initiative for multicultural girls that takes it title from Madam C.J. Walker, a self-made millionaire who grew to become a philanthropist and activist. Ayris T. Scales, managing director of Walker’s Legacy, is the operator of the enterprise middle. She mentioned it’s tailor-made towards companies which might be already working and seeking to scale up.
“We’re there to advise and seek the advice of with early startups,” she mentioned. “However we wish to join already present companies with different funding sources, authorities contracts and personal firms, and with export alternatives.”
The middle provides consulting and different providers in-person and on-line.
“Final 12 months, minorities in Alabama owned 21.9% of the state’s companies and this middle will additional complement Alabama’s flourishing entrepreneurship ecosystem,” Scales mentioned.