Since 2017, the Chamber’s Minority Business Accelerator has been working with Black and Hispanic owned small businesses, helping entrepreneurs access financial capital and increase their networks of potential clients and suppliers in the public and private sectors. This 2-year accelerator positions participants to increase capacity, create jobs and build wealth. Last year alone, cohorts experienced $19Million in gross sales, 193 new jobs created, 249 vacancies filled, 81 new corporate contracts and acquired $300K in new assets.