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Monday, Oct. 2 - Friday, Oct. 6, 2023

Philadelphia Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week 2023

Providing minority business owners with access to resources and support at more than 40 events and workshops.

Official event information


Monday, Oct. 2 - Friday, Oct. 6, 2023
Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week is a national observance that recognizes the outstanding achievements of Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs). The event also honors corporations and financial institutions that support minority business development.
The 39th annual Philadelphia MED Week will provide minority business owners with connections and resources to help them grow. This year’s theme is “It’s an Entrepreneur Thing: Shattering Barriers and Igniting Success!”

Throughout the week, organizations will host:
  • Hybrid networking events.
  • Panel discussions.
  • Workshops. 
Business owners are the heartbeat of Philadelphia’s economy. Join us as we support minority-owned businesses with capacity-building efforts.

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City partners

  • City Council
  • Councilmember Katherine Gilmore Richardson
  • Councilmember Curtis Jones
  • Department of Licenses & Inspections
  • Free Library of Philadelphia
  • Procurement Department
  • Rebuild Philadelphia
  • Water Department
  • School District of Philadelphia

Chambers of commerce

  • African-American Chamber of Commerce
  • The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia
  • Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia

Economic development partners

  • The Business Center for Entrepreneurship & Social Enterprise
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Community College of Philadelphia
  • Community First Fund
  • Customers Bank
  • Drexel University
  • Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council
  • The Enterprise Center
  • Entrepreneur Works
  • Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses
  • Independence Business Alliance
  • MBDA Business Center – Pennsylvania National Black MBA Association
  • North Broad Renaissance
  • Philadelphia Marketplace
  • PIDC
  • PECO
  • Peirce College
  • Philadelphia Gas Works
  • Philadelphia Works
  • SCORE Philadelphia
  • Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia
  • Temple University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Urban Affairs Coalition
  • Urban League of Philadelphia
  • The Welcoming Center
  • Women’s Business Development Center
  • Women’s Opportunities Resource Center


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