Paper Title
Catalytic Start of a Minority Business Assistance Program: A Case Study

As the economy rebounds from the “Great Recession” and businesses improve, there is research documenting that not all businesses are experiencing this growth. Minority-owned businesses have not benefited from the economy to the same degree as majority-owned companies. This article discusses how one Chamber of Commerce created and began a program focused on minority business development. Keywords - Chamber of Commerce, minority business, best practices, economic growth, new economy, business planning, program development.