Business and Economic Development
BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
The Business & Economic Development Committee has a long history and operates several initiatives focused on Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship building on its strategic relationships with organizations such as: The Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce, The University of Washington Business Economic Development Center (UW BEDC) and other organizations.
Five Historical Economic and Business Development Principles:
- Spend a minimum of $5,000 per year with a African-American entrepreneurs.
- When an African-American business provides a quality product or service, tell a minimum of five people.
- When an association or company sponsors an event, contract with at least one African-American entrepreneur for needed services or products.
- Encourage other associations or groups in which Breakfast Group members participate to have service or product networks.
- Advise all Breakfast Group members to read at least one article a week in the financial section of the newspaper.
Our 21st Century equivalent:
- Knowledge and Innovation Economy
- Information Equity
- STEM and Digital Education
- Strategic Development
Key Focus Areas:
To plant the seeds of a secure future for our community, by addressing the needs of local economic development and wealth-building infrastructure critical for educational, employment, and entrepreneurial success.
Chairman: Clarence Gunn(firstname.lastname@example.org)
Vice Chairman: Al Herron