Stimulating Growth of Entrepreneurship among Minority-Owned Businesses

Roughly 18.7% of small businesses are minority-owned nationally with much lower percentages in the South. According to the State of North Carolina 2021 Disparity Study, there is a statistically significant underutilization of minority and woman owned firms in all five Industry Categories of NC State Agency contracting. The Research, Policy, and Impact Center will host a virtual panel session on the topic best practices and policies to stimulate growth of Minority Business Enterprises.

Speakers:
Tammie Hall-Roberts, CCA, MCA – Director for the NC Office of HUB and Assistant to the Secretary for HUB Outreach NC DOA
Wilson Lester, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Partners in Equity NC
Roberta McCullough, Senior Vice President, Institute Capital (ICAP)
Phillip Barnhill, Vice President, East Greensboro NOW
Dr. Jonathan Morgan, Albert and Gladys Coates Distinguished Professor of Public Administration UNC School of Government

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