Cincinnati Minority Business Collaborative

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HCDC and its Business Center are part of the Cincinnati Minority Business Collaborative (CMBC). This joint initiative, started in 2010, is comprised of five separate nonprofit organizations serving the regional entrepreneurial community: the African American Chamber of Commerce (AACC), the Urban League’s Business & Entrepreneurship Program(BD&E), Greater Cincinnati Micro-Enterprise Initiative (GCMI), Minority Business Accelerator (MBA), The Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council (OMSDC) & HCDC’s Business Center.

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The CMBC’s mission is to maximize its members’ collective capabilities to positively impact the growth, development and success of regional minority firms, and to produce better outcomes in business, employment, wealth creation and growth. The collaborative’s participants are leveraging their programming to levels never attained before, via a shared database for tracking assessment services, joint seminars and workshops. HCDC’s Business Center will continue to pursue these types of partnerships to strengthening its core mission.

Participate on a group panel discussion to present your business idea to leverage the benefits of the CMBC:

  • Who you are, What do you do?
  • What is your competitive advantage?
  • How can we be of assistance to your business?

Your participation will be a great opportunity to showcase your business idea, obtain feedback, leverage resources and take your business to the next level.
Sessions take place every other month, at different host locations, fill out your application and submit via email to