Resources and News for Minorities and Women
to Build Strong Businesses and Inspire Growth
01 July 2011
Recent news headlines have been dominated by tales of the recession and continuing economic woe. This week, the Federal Reserve (June 22, 2011) announced slower growth in the U.S. economy anticipated focusing on high unemployment and rising inflation. Notably, however, the Fed Committee will monitor the economic outlook and financial developments and will act as needed to best foster maximum employment and price stability.
10 February 2011
"To whom much is given, much is required," is a life principle Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, Mattie and Michael McFadden-Lawson and Leon Garr take to heart.
20 January 2011
Wilmington, NC - The Wilmington Black Expo returns to the Port City on Saturday,
February 5, 2011, in the new Wilmington Convention Center. Expo hours are 11-6;
admission is $5 per person. The largest event of its kind, the Expo promotes
economic development through increased exposure for minority-owned businesses.
24 March 2011
RALEIGH--The Frank B. Turner Award was presented to a career state employee and Certificates of Merit were awarded to designers and contractors today during the 30th annual State Construction Conference at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh. Additionally, the Office for Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) presented five Good Faith Effort Awards to HUB leaders.
03 February 2011
Minority Women Entrepreneurs: How Outsider Status Can Lead to Better Business Practices has been coauthored by Babson College's Mary Godwyn, assistant professor of Sociology, and Donna Stoddard, associate professor of Information Technology Management.
23 December 2010
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics just released the latest details on the
American job market. The report mixed good news with bad – private-sector firms
created 159,000 new jobs in October, but the unemployment rate remains persistently
high, at 9.6 percent.