The Policy Center

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The North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development Town Hall is a virtual Quarterly Meeting hosted by NCIMED's Policy Center and moderated by WNCU 90.7FM, Durham, NC. NCIMED's Town Hall brings together community stakeholders, partners, small business owners and government officials from national, state and local levels to discuss current information regarding key issues impacting diverse small businesses in North Carolina.

Join us on Thursday, September 24, 2020, for the third edition of NCIMED Town Hall: Conversations with Business Owners.

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Join us on Thursday, December 10 2020, for the State of Minority Conference. Registration coming soon!


Shape Your Future! Click to find more information and participate in CENSUS2020.

"The Impact of COVID-19 on NC Small Businesses" Survey Results

"The Impact of COVID-19 on NC Small Businesses" is a trusted survey affecting diverse small businesses in North Carolina published by The Institute for Economic Development's Policy Center. This quarterly periodical reports on the state of diverse small businesses in North Carolina amid the COVID-19 pandemic and provides statistical information to our local, state, and federal government to contribute to the advancement of our civil society.

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4 Key Priorities



Retain and strengthen a core of expert advisors which consist of economists, demographers, statisticians, financial analysts, and policy makers to provide relevant information to inform and support key stakeholders, corporate partners and business clients.



Issue periodic reports to inform the general public and key stakeholders on issues relevant to opportunities and barriers to the growth of net worth by minorities and women.



Serve as the center of knowledge on the status of minority and women owned business and relevant public sector policies and private sector practices.

Host forums and symposia on key areas of interest in economic development and net worth growth of minorities, women and under resourced populations.



Support and assist institutions such as HBCUs that bring economic value and impact to the success of minorities and historically low wealth populations and neighborhoods.  Provide education and training.

Maintain relationships with key public officials, corporate leaders, non-profit allies, and other individuals committed to advancing economic opportunities for the under resourced  net worth populations.


To Strengthen the Asset Base of Diverse Populations Through Policy, Education and Opportunities


Economic Prosperity for Diverse Populations


Trust ~ Respect ~ Integrity ~ Professionalism

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