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​Office of Economic Development Partners to Host Minority Enterprise Development Week 


Since 1983, U.S. presidents have proclaimed a national Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week observance to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of minority business enterprises and honor those corporations and financial institutions supporting minority business development. This year’s MED Week theme is Power in Capital – Strength in Equity”. 

Charlotte MED Week, Oct. 10 – 13, is hosted by local supplier diversity groups and supported by private and civic organizations, as well as the business community 

The Mecklenburg County Office of Economic Development will host hybrid educational sessions on Oct. 11 at the Valerie C. Woodard Center at 3205 Freedom Drive, Charlotte, NC 28208. These sessions will connect guests to subject-matter experts who will present topics like cybersecurity, access to capital, legal, and consumer protections. Mecklenburg County has invited partners from Thread Capital and Miles Enterprise Solutions to discuss capital and cybersecurity. The sessions are at no cost to guests.  

The mission of the Mecklenburg County Office of Economic Development is to provide resources to the business communities with the purposes of attracting, retaining and expanding employment opportunities for County residents. We strive to stimulate the local economy and expand the local sales and property tax base, while maintaining a positive balance between growth, social equity and the economy. Find out more about OED’s programs and projects at