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.

This coming year marks the 36th Annual MEDWeek Celebration on the 1st or 2nd week of November 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida. 

For the Celebration Breakfast, more detail is coming soon.

For YES event,  more detail is coming soon.

For the Award Luncheon event, more detail is coming soon.

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