Creating Minority Business Opportunities

Creating more opportunities for our region’s minority businesses is one of the strategies of Advance Northeast Ohio and since January 2008 the Minority Business Accelerator 2.5+ has been working hard to deliver on that strategy.

The MBA 2.5+ has helped 11 African-American and Hispanic-owned businesses land contracts and its latest deal was a $500,000 contract for APA & Associates, a structured data cabling company. The company is working as a subcontractor to J.W. Didado Electric, Inc. of Akron on an electrical contracting project for Cleveland State University. Work will begin in April.

APA was founded in 2003, and is based in Cleveland. The company is currently certified to work with Systimax Solutions cabling products and will receive Hubbell Premise Wiring certification in the near future. Customers include the Cleveland Museum of Art, Neon Health Centers, and PolyOne Corporation.

If you are looking for opportunities to do business with minority-owned contractors check out the Minority Business Acclerator 2.5+.

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