The Institute of Minority Economic Development was host to the Capital Area Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week 2017 Program today in Raleigh, North Carolina. The MED Week program goal was celebrating the achievements of minority entrepreneurs and a commitment to equal opportunity. The Capital Area MED Week program was the last of eight MED Week events hosted across North Carolina in 2017.
“This event is important because we must never forget the importance of making sure we have shared prosperity,” said Farad Ali, president and CEO of the Institute. “The way you continue to acknowledge that, from the economic development standpoint, is to recognize all the assets; and minority businesses are a part of our community and a part of those assets.”
The Institute of Minority Economic Development, based in Durham, NC, administers the federal Minority Business Development Agency’s Minority Business Assistance Center in North Carolina. Other North Carolina cities hosting MED week program included Charlotte, Greensboro, Greenville, Wilmington, and Durham.