Are you a minority or woman owned business in need of non-monetary or financial assistance?
The Minority/Women Entrepreneur Business Assistance (MEBA) Program is a small business 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(PDF, 761KB) is generally described as the Parramore area of downtown, more specifically described as the area bounded on the north by West Colonial Drive, on the west by South Westmoreland Drive, on the south by West Gore Street, and on the east by Interstate-4.
The MEBA Program can provide qualified new and existing businesses (retail and services) within the Target Area with both non-monetary and financial assistance for the following purposes:
- Business start-up or retention/relocation expenses
- Purchase of capital equipment
- Capital improvements
- Marketing support