Department of Civil Rights

Velma J. Korbel, Director

350 S. 5th St., Room 239
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone: (612) 673-3012
Fax: (612) 673-2599
TTY: (612) 673-2157

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

Minority-Owned Business Resources

Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC)

Statewide membership-based non-profit organization which promotes economic opportunity for the Latino community.

Phone: 612.724.533

E-mail: info@LEDC-mn.org

Website: www.ledc-mn.org

 

Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD)

Association of non-profit community development organizations committed to expanding the wealth and resources of neighborhoods through housing and economic development initiatives.

Phone: 612.789.7337

E-mail: inathanson@mccdmn.org

Website: www.mccdmn.org

 

Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA)

Provides assistance to businesses owned and managed by entrepreneurs of color. Unique among economic development organizations, MEDA's services are directed toward new and existing businesses whose owners are committed to making an impact through job creation, their firms' growth and profitability, and community involvement.

Phone: 612.332.6332

E-mail: info@meda.net

Website: www.meda.net

 

Midwest Minority Supplier Development Council

Organization to connect MBEs and corporations throughout the Midwest and promotes an exchange of information between corporate members and MBEs to ensure proper partnering, fit and cooperation

Phone: 612.465.8881

E-mail: info@mmsdc.org

Website: affiliate.nmsdc.org/mmsdc

 

Milestone Growth Fund

Organization focused on helping entrepreneurs of color whose companies are perceived as too risky to secure bank financing or too small for regular venture capital firms

Phone: 612.338.0090

E-mail: inquirymgf@milestonegrowth.com

Website: www.milestonegrowth.com

 

Minnesota Black Chamber of Commerce

Organization dedicated to the growth, retention, and vitality of its member businesses

Phone: 651.224.4320

E-mail: inquirymgf@milestonegrowth.com

Website: www.minnesotabcc.org

 

National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) - Upper Midwest Chapter

Upper Midwest chapter of national nonprofit trade association with numerous local chapters across the country and a rich history of helping minority contractors gain viability in their industry.

Phone: 612.521.3366

E-mail: staff@namc-um.org

Website: www.namc-um.org

 

National Minority Supplier Development Council Inc.

Council to advance business opportunities for certified Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business enterprises and connects them to corporate members

Phone: 212.944.2430

Website: www.nmsdc.org

Regional Site: http://www.northcentralmsdc.net/

 

Northside Economic Opportunities Network (NEON)

The Northside Economic Opportunity Network (N.E.O.N.) is a North Minneapolis community-based organization whose mission is to expand economic opportunities and build wealth for North Minneapolis residents through the creation, growth and development of small businesses in the North Minneapolis area.

Phone: 612.302.1505

E-mail: info@neon-mn.org

Website: www.neon-mn.org

 

University of Minnesota Business & Community Economic Development (BCED)

BCED seeks to support the economic growth and development of MN communities through partnerships with government, private enterprise and community organizations to promote socioeconomic empowerment by creating opportunities for groups that are historically and currently underrepresented.

Phone: 612. 624.0530

E-mail: bced@umn.edu

Website: https://diversity.umn.edu/bced/home

 

 

Last updated Nov 21, 2016

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