In December 1982, President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation stating that the first full week of October was designated as national "Minority Enterprise Development Week" (MEDWeek) to recognize the tremendous contributions that minority business owners have made toward the continued economic development of our Nation.

The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) were named as the lead agencies for MEDWeek.  Today, this worthwhile effort continues.

Since 1983, MEDWeek has been observed throughout the Nation, including Jacksonville, with thousands of entrepreneurs participating in workshops, seminars, trade fairs, luncheons, procurement conferences, and other activities.  Annually, MEDWeek provides a forum for discussion of major issues affecting the growth and development of minority business enterprises (MBEs).  National MEDWeek provides an opportunity to recognize the outstanding contributions made by minority entrepreneurs and the public/corporate sectors in support of minority enterprise development.

The First Coast Business Alliance (FCBA) is excited and honored to host MEDWeek here on the First coast.

Join with us as we bring you another transformative year of business information, business models, and activity that positively impact our small business starting on November 4th with our Celebration Breakfast at UNF. Next on November 5th, Youth Entrepreneurial Summit at Beaver Street Enterprise.  Closing with our MEDWeek Award Luncheon on November 8th at Florida Blue Convention Center.  

For the Celebration Breakfast, click here for more detail.

For YES event,  click here for more detail.

For the Award Luncheon event, click here for more detail.

For the MEDWeek flyer, click here.

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