Great news! The 39th Annual Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week in Philadelphia will be offering more than 40 workshops and events to help businesses grow, while celebrating their outstanding achievements.

When: Monday, October 2 until Friday, October 6, 2023.

Don’t miss out. Join us! The City of Philadelphia is dedicated to building a stronger, more inclusive and equitable economy with opportunities for all Philadelphians. The 39th Annual MED Week in Philadelphia is spearheaded by the Office of Economic Opportunity, Department of Commerce in partnership with economic development partners citywide.

Business contracting opportunities

Looking for contracting opportunities to grow your business? MED Week is offering events to educate minority businesses on current and upcoming initiatives. Learn more and register today.

Diversity in Airport Concessions

Join MarketPlace PHL for an informational session educating minority businesses on how to operate in the airport concessions program.
  • Date: October 02, 2023
  • Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Location: Virtual

Unlocking the Path – A More Equitable Philadelphia

Join Councilmember Katherine Gilmore Richardson for a discussion on the future of the Philadelphia Navy Yard, The Philadelphia Water Department, and opportunities for small businesses.

  • Date: October 04, 2023
  • Time: 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Location: FS Investments, 201 Rouse Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19112, USA

Real Estate & Facilities 2023 Contracting Opportunities Information Session

Join Constellation inviting all interested suppliers/vendors/contractors to attend this information session to learn more about Real Estate & Facilities RFP process and forecasted opportunities, business diversity, and the RFX (solicitation) processes.
  • Date: October 04, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Location: 200 Exelon Way, Kennett Square, PA 19348, USA

MythBusters – Demystifying Procurement with Anchor Institutions

Join the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania to learn about the tools needed to have a successful working partnership with our institutions. The goal is to acknowledge the challenges while also equipping diverse businesses with tools on how to navigate working with major institutions.

  • Date: October 04, 2023
  • Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Location: Online

Pivoting to Procurement: Certifications

Join Temple University Small Business Development Center for a webinar geared at helping business owners understand whether and how to enter the world of procurement. This session will focus on certifications designed to increase access to opportunities for underrepresented businesses, particularly for women and minority-owned businesses.

  • Date: October 04, 2023
  • Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Location: Virtual

Doing Business with PHA

Join Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) that will introduce local small and minority business owners to the process for becoming a PHA certified vendor for inclusion in solicitation outreach.

  • Date: October 04, 2023
  • Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Location: Philadelphia Housing Authority, 2013 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA

Build Latino Industry Forum

Join the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for an event convening area-based real estate, development and construction company executives to discuss challenges and opportunities for Hispanic firms.

  • Date: October 05, 2023
  • Time: 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Location: 100 W Oxford St, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA

A Demolition Program Resource Fair

Join the City of Philadelphia and The Enterprise Center for a Demolition Resource Fair centering businesses involved and/or interested in Demolition Services. This event will be an evening of networking, as economic development partners educate and connect with small, diverse and local businesses about the City’s Demolition Program.

  • Date: October 05, 2023
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Location: 4548 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19139, USA