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Minority Women Entrepreneur Business Assistance Program


Program Overview:

The Minority/Women Entrepreneur Business Assistance (MEBA) Program is a financial assistance program that was established to retain existing minority-owned businesses located within the target area and to attract new minority-owned businesses to this area. The MEBA Program Target Area is generally bounded by West Colonial Drive, South Westmoreland Drive, West Gore Street and Interstate-4.

The MEBA Program provides qualified new and existing businesses (retail and services) both non-monetary and financial incentives for the following purposes:

  • Business retention/relocation expenses
  • Business start-up expenses
  • Purchase of capital equipment
  • Capital improvements
  • Marketing of business and services

To qualify for the MEBA program, each applicant must own a for-profit, new or expanding small business as defined by the U.S. Small Business Administration and located within the target area.

Program Documents

For more information, please contact:

Kimberley Allonce, Economic Development Coordinator
Phone: 407.246.2102