minority business owners http://michiganradio.org en Are Detroit's female and minority entrepreneurs ignored? http://michiganradio.org/post/are-detroits-female-and-minority-entrepreneurs-ignored <p>There has been much talk – some of it here on this show – about opportunities for entrepreneurs in Detroit.</p><p>After more than a century of being dominated by big business – General Motors, Chrysler, Packard – the new look of business in Detroit is small, nimble, and full of innovation.</p><p>Some have raised the question whether there has been an inordinate amount of attention paid to white entrepreneurs – and male entrepreneurs.</p><p>Lisa Cook, an associate professor of economics and international relations at Michigan State University, says that many are ignoring women and ethnic minorities’ roles in Detroit’s entrepreneurial scene.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.&nbsp;</em></p><p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 21:05:32 +0000 Stateside Staff 16419 at http://michiganradio.org Are Detroit's female and minority entrepreneurs ignored? MI ties for state with most top African American-owned businesses http://michiganradio.org/post/mi-ties-state-most-top-african-american-owned-businesses <p>This year, 22 of the nation&#39;s 233 biggest companies owned by African Americans are based in Michigan, according to <a href="http://www.blackenterprise.com/lists/be-100s-2012/">Black Enterprise Magazine. </a></p><p>The only other state with that many businesses on the list was New York.</p><p>The magazine divided the companies into seven sectors: <span>industrial/service, </span><span>auto, advertising, financial</span><span> services, </span><span>banks</span><span>, asset managers</span><span>, investment banks</span><span> and private equity firms</span>.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 17:09:49 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 8191 at http://michiganradio.org MI ties for state with most top African American-owned businesses New Black Chamber of Commerce forms in Grand Rapids http://michiganradio.org/post/new-black-chamber-commerce-forms-grand-rapids <p>New chambers of commerce are starting to form in cities across Michigan to support African-American business leaders. <a href="http://www.michiganblackchamber.com/">The Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce </a>is working to charter local black chambers in several cities. The group wants to empower African-American business leaders to overcome unique challenges, like historically bad access to capital.</p><p>Leaders of the newly-formed <a href="http://grandrapidsblackchamber.com/">Grand Rapids Black Chamber of Commerce </a>are hoping to empower African-American business owners.</p> Thu, 01 Sep 2011 23:00:00 +0000 Lindsey Smith 4006 at http://michiganradio.org