22. October 2019 - 17:30 till 19:00
Churches Leading Community & Economic Development-MED Week 2019 | MEDI, Inc. | Tuesday, 22. October 2019
MED Week of KentuckyLearn how churches are revitalizing their communities with new schools, grocery stores, franchises, new and redeveloped homes and more, creating jobs and leveraging relationships.MED Week celebrates the success and contributions of minority-owned businesses and those "like you" that support minority enterprise development.MED Week was founded in 1983 by President Reagan and first proclaimed by Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear in 2012, naming MEDI as the Commonwealth’s official state host. President Reagan encouraged all Americans to observe MED Week. MEDI encourages this community and all Kentuckians to take this time to recognize and appreciate minority Americans determination pursuing social and economic mobility.2019 MED Week’s Goals• To highlight successful economic development strategies in Kentucky’s rural and metropolitan cities and counties that improve the qualities of life and place for minorities residents and all such as; leadership, supplier diversity programs, micro-loan programs, lower bond capacity thresholds, certification programs, spending goals, mentorship programs, trainings and workshops;• To recognize and celebrate the contributions and advancements of minority owned businesses and those that support minority enterprise development in Kentucky;• To advocate policies, programs, solutions, initiatives and best practices that improve opportunities for Kentucky minority entrepreneurs and workforce development;• To raise funds to support the technical and financial assistance provided that results in minority economic enterprise development throughout how churches are revitalizing their communities with new schools, grocery stores, franchises, new and redeveloped homes and more, creating jobs and leveraging relationships.