Minority Business Enterprises http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Companies Investing More in St. Louis Minority-Owned Businesses http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/companies-investing-more-st-louis-minority-owned-businesses <p>Local companies are buying more and more goods and services from minority vendors. That's according to the St. Louis Minority Business Council, a coalition of local corporations and minority-owned businesses.</p><p>The group launched the “Billion Dollar Impact” project back in 2011 with an initial goal of increasing spending by a billion dollars by July 2014. Over the past three years, companies in the St. Louis region have spent more than $1.4 billion on contracts with minority-owned businesses, exceeding expectations by over $400 million.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 14:16:51 +0000 Parth Shah 36954 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Companies Investing More in St. Louis Minority-Owned Businesses $900,000 Grant Going To Minority Business Enterprises In St. Louis Region http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/900000-grant-going-minority-business-enterprises-st-louis-region <p>The&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Department of</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Commerce is giving nearly $1 million to promote minority business enterprises, or </span>MBEs<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, in the St. Louis region.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The $900,000 grant announced Tuesday will establish a business center to provide minority entrepreneurs and business owners with contract and financing opportunities, bonding services and executive training.</span></p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 20:23:38 +0000 Joseph Leahy 31748 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org $900,000 Grant Going To Minority Business Enterprises In St. Louis Region