ERIC Number: ED312005
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
A Report on the Minority Business Enterprise Project, 1983-1989.
Jones, Enid B.
An overview is provided of the activities and accomplishments of the Minority Business Enterprise Project (MBEP) between 1983 and 1989. The project's objectives are to provide education, training, and assistance to minority entrepreneurs, business owners, and managers through the nation's two-year colleges. Section 1 underscores the importance of minority business development and identifies obstacles to minority business success. Section 2 explains the origins of the MBEP and describes the project's major components (i.e., development of partnerships between private and public sectors, entrepreneurship education, business management training, technical assistance, clearinghouse services, and workshops and seminars on minority business development). In addition, this section identifies the organizations and partners in the MBEP, including the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, participating community and junior colleges, the Minority Business Development Agency, minority business development centers, the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Opportunities Industrialization Centers of America, Inc., Jobs for Progress, Inc., and participating high schools. Section 3 offers an overview of local minority business enterprise programs, highlights the achievements of 45 community colleges, and discusses the purpose and accomplishments of regional partnership forums. Section 4 projects future directions for the project. Appendixes provide a statistical summary of MBEP activities and a resource list of government agencies, private organizations, publishers, and instructional resources. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.; Department of Commerce, Washington, DC. Minority Business Development Agency.
Authoring Institution: Minority Business Enterprise Project, Washington, DC.
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