New program in Tampa to help minority business owners bring in more revenue

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Mateos started the family business 16 years ago but said something has been missing. “We just didn’t have much of a footprint here in Tampa.

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City leaders say minority business owners make up half of the businesses in Tampa, but bring in less than five percent of the county’s revenue. 

The Tampa Chamber’s Minority Business Accelerator Program is giving business owners the tools they need to grow and bring more revenue to the region, and the effort is already stimulating growth in the local economy. 

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"It’s really about starting with the minority business community and who is oftentimes underserved or underrepresented and giving them the resources to really be key players and drive our economy forward," said LaKendria Robinson, Director of Minority Business Accelerator and Economic Inclusion. 

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Oil industry enlists minority groups to publish pro-drilling op

Most Black and Hispanic Americans oppose offshore drilling, so these op-eds paint a distorted picture
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As part of a partnership with the American Petroleum Institute (API), the largest oil and gas lobbying organization in the U.S., Black and Hispanic business groups have been placing op-eds in local newspapers touting the benefits of offshore drilling, as Reuters recently reported

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Continued offshore development would put more than 56,000 Floridians to work and add $4.5 billion per year to our economy.

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Employment in Florida due to spending by the Eastern Gulf offshore oil and natural gas industry is projected to reach over 56,000 jobs.

  • Publisher: Media Matters for America
  • Date: 2018-07-05T11:47:25-04:00
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