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Metrolina And Beyond Series: Unpacking the American Rescue Plan for Minority Communities

Oct 23, 2021 10:00 AM

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The Mission of the Cleveland County Business Development Center (CCBDC) is to support entrepreneurship through capacity building, education, training and networking.


The CCBDC is also committed to supporting community revitalization and capacity building, and will continue to partner and collaborate with other stakeholders to promote economic success in small business ownership, skill training and educational services and outreach.

Economic Development

The CCBDC also serve as a catalyst for economic development through inclusion and empowerment to build a culturally responsive network of client services and programs to ensure economic viability.


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MED Week 2021 – October 17-23, 2021

Theme: Reimagining Opportunity


  • 22nd Annual Awards Recognition Program – October 19, 2021

  • Marketing Your Business for Success Webinar – sponsored by Cleveland Community College Small Business Center – October 21, 2021,  6pm to 8pm 

  • 2021 Beyond Regional Leadership Summit – October 23, 2021


       Metrolina And Beyond Series: Unpacking the             American Rescue Plan for Minority             

       Communities - Oct 23, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern

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2021 Speaker - John Tillman, MBA Read More

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CELA Leadership Salutes 2020 Graduates

In keeping with its mission to develop a first class leadership model that produces a cadre of informed public servants from the minority and underserved communities, the Cleveland Emerging Leaders Academy celebrated the graduation of its' second leadership class on Saturday, November 21, 2020.


The occasion represented the culmination of Minority Enterprise Development Week, an annual observance to honor and commemorate the achievements and accomplishments of local leaders, entrepreneurs, community organizations, and civic leaders who give their time, resources, and humanitarian efforts to make a difference in our community and beyond.


The theme was "Preparing for the new Normal: Transitioning for Success."

Read full press release here.