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During SLMBC’s 40-year existence, the organization has remained at the heart of the St. Louis region’s economic growth. What started as a focus on partnering minority-owned businesses with area corporations has evolved into a long-term, strategic approach – one in which SLMBC provides ongoing growth opportunities, financial support, and training and education for its corporate members and for Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs). Through these and other efforts, SLMBC’s partnerships with corporations and MBEs have become an integral part of the region’s economic stability and growth.

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February 28th - The St. Louis Minority Business Council and St. Louis Regional Chamber Form Strategic Alliance to Grow Economic Development in the Region and Increase Minority Inclusion

The St. Louis Minority Business Council (SLMBC) and the St. Louis Regional Chamber today formally announced the formation of a new strategic alliance between the St. Louis-based organizations. The new alliance is designed to grow economic development, business relationships and minority business enterprise (MBE) inclusion. The goal of the partnership is to identify new opportunities that may not have existed for either “By joining forces, we create new streams of opportunities for members of both organizations, opportunities that may not have been possible in the past without this partnership,” said James Webb, President and CEO of St. Louis Minority Bus...


January 31st - Senator Roy Blunt Visits the St. Louis Minority Business Council

On Friday January 24, Senator Roy Blunt visited the St. Louis Minority Business Council. Senator Blunt was instrumental in helping to secure the recent grant to operate a Minority Business Development Agency in St. Louis. This $900,000 grant will leverage opportunities for minority businesses across the St. Louis region in job creation, access to capital and contracts. St. Louis was one of six cities selected to receive grant monies designed to boost job creation and the global competitiveness of minority-owned businesses nationwide. Remarks were given thanking the Senator for supporting the mission of the Council, and furthering the initiative to support and grow minority businesses. Senator McCaskill and Congresswoman Ann Wagner were also instrumental in securing the grant for St. Louis.

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308 North 21st Street
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St. Louis, MO 63103

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