Growth Through Minority and Economic Inclusion Initiatives


  • Expand supplier diversity – Northeast Ohio Minority Business Council and Commission on Economic Inclusion
  • Provide growth capital to minority owned businesses – MWV Pinnacle Capital Fund
  • Expanding senior management and board membership opportunities for minorities – Commission on Economic Inclusion

Planned Initiatives for 2007:

  • Launch Minority Business Accelerator to be led by The Presidents’ Council Foundation, The Greater Cleveland Commission on Economic Inclusion, JumpStart and the Northern Ohio Minority Business Council

Potential Initiatives Beyond 2007:

  • Expand microlending initiatives throughout the region
  • Expand efforts to advance minorities in key jobs
  • Support recruiting efforts to attract more minority professionals