Cultivating a Thriving Minority Business Community

 

 

 

 

 

Under our new strategic plan, Chicago United’s Minority Business Partnerships program, which includes The Five Forward Initiative, expands our area of focus to a holistic approach to help minority businesses grow. 

As revealed during the COVID-19 pandemic and through the trends of the last 10 years, we can see how minority businesses have been disproportionately affected. Through the Minority Business Partnerships program, Chicago United will collaborate with strategic partners to provide MBEs programming, workshops and advice on capacity building. Additionally, we will connect MBEs with capital and government assistance for growth opportunities and strategic alliances.

Through The Five Forward Initiative, Chicago United will continue to engage the corporate community in our common goal of strengthening the local economy and enhancing job creation. We will work one-on-one with your business to develop a customized plan that supports your business’ diversity goals.

 
OUR GOALS
To see more growth in the number of MBE launches and partnerships.

Goal #1: Restructure The Five Forward Initiative and expand Minority Business Partnerships.

Goal #2: Create a directive approach and customized plan for each partnership.

Goal #3: Connect MBEs to business development resources.

 

FIVE FORWARD
COMMITTED CORPORATIONS

COLLABORATE
MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISES

FUNDING PROVIDERS

Produced in part through funding provided by:

For Details On Minority Business Partnerships, Please Contact:

Debbie Cortez
Director of Minority Business Partnership
(312) 977-3061
dcortez@chicago-united.org