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.
For more information, please contact:
Marya Collier, Economic Development Coordinator