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MEDC | PMBC Connections Newsletter: February 2021

Michigan Business Network
February 11, 2021 6:00 PM




Putting Values into Practice to Prioritize Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

As an organization, we at MEDC are looking inward to ensure our own practices and policies reflect our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion of all kinds. In doing so we have created the Programs and Services Workgroup, to ensure that MEDC programs and services are offered in a way that provides equitable opportunity and ease of access to the businesses and communities that we serve. Michigan is an incredibly diverse state, and our PMBC team is dedicated to the progress and prosperity of diverse-owned businesses, emerging developers and geographically disadvantaged areas. Learn more about MEDC’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion below.



Creating Opportunities for Equality Along the Supply Chain

Throughout the year PMBC is committed to supplier diversity efforts, prioritizing opportunities for minority-owned businesses to access procurement opportunities. Our valued partnerships with the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council and the National Business League are critical in providing businesses collaborative resources that results in a wider, stronger supply chain increasing competition and generating new innovations, services and products.

Learn more about creating opportunities for equality along the supply chain, and how public and private organizations can work together to support initiatives that increase diverse business opportunities in the link below.



Program Opportunities

Qurate Food Business Rescue Project

In partnership with other industry and online community partners, Qurate Food Business Rescue Project will connect chefs/restaurateurs and CPG brands with their patrons through shoppable recipes and interactive content. The platform will help create new revenue streams for those in the food and service industry and empower those to monetize their offerings in new, innovative ways.

Interested in participating? Submit an interest form below.



Upcoming PMBC Events

March 23 - Michigan Outdoor Industry Supplier Summit

Upcoming Partner Events

March 3 - Virtual 18th Annual East-West Business Connection – “Disruptions: Opportunities for Growth” matchmaker

April 1 - Meijer Lift Local Supplier Event
*Supplier application due February 19th

About Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation is the state’s marketing arm and lead advocate for business development, job awareness and community development with the focus on growing Michigan’s economy. For more information on the MEDC and our initiatives, visit www.MichiganBusiness.org. For Pure Michigan® tourism information, your trip begins at www.michigan.org 

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