The Minority Business Accelerator (MBA) program was born from the Greenville Chamber’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion initiative to advance economic inclusion in 2012. In 2021, a generous grant from Bank of America expanded the MBA program statewide. This program will be led by the Charleston, Columbia, and Greenville Chambers and is set to launch in January of 2022. Individual programs will be held in each of the 3 markets.
The Minority Business Accelerator supports and scales high-potential minority-owned firms by providing targeted training, access to business coaches, and access to large corporations. Participants leave the program with a three-year Strategic Growth Action Plan to guide their development.