Example 2


Tool Name: Partnership for the Minority Business Accelerator 

Description: The Partnership for the Minority Business Accelerator (PMBA), is a consortium of three organizations –Akron Urban League, Kent State University, and Akron SCORE. The overall purpose of PMBA is to provide education, training, mentoring, and support services to an untapped population of minority-owned businesses who operate in Summit, Portage, and Medina counties.

Website: http://www.pmba1.org/

Introduced: 2006

Award/ Recognition:
2011 Team NEO Award for Minority Business Development
2010 Dominion and Inside Business Magazine Community Impact Award
Outreach and Engagement Community of Practice Innovations in Outreach


Contact Organization:
Akron Urban League
440 Vernon Blvd.
Akron, OH  44307

Additional Resources:  N/A

Topic: Economic Development, Communications & Engagement; Jurisdiction: NEOSCC Region, MPO/COG Metro Area, County, City, Village, Township; Community: Legacy Industrial City, 1st Ring Suburb, 2nd Ring Suburb, Outer Ring Suburb, Established City or Town, Rural Township; Category: Best Practice.