Council News & Upcoming Events
Covid-19 Response Virtual Town Hall Series
Please join us and share your thoughts during the Virtual MPMSDC Interactive Town Halls as we assemble the brightest minds and resources. Each session will begin with remarks from economic development and business leaders and then open up for input and questions from our MBEs. We welcome you to submit questions in advance to Belinda Hooks at or Marvin Lyman at .

Session #1
Thursday, April 9th, 2 pm MST | 3 pm CST

Session #2

Session #3
Thursday, April 23rd, 2 pm MST | 3 pm CST
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Moving Forward - A Message From Our President & CEO
Like everyone in the network, NMSDC's national office is innovating every day to keep our mission and our work moving forward during the CORONA-19 virus emergency.

Take a look at this new update from NMSDC President/CEO Adrienne C. Trimble about how the NMSDC is working in this environment – and how that is reshaping our plans for 2020. Click here to watch.
NMSDC Live Town Hall Replay
On Thursday, April 2nd The NMSDC facilitated a Virtual Town Hall featuring the topic of "How CPOs Are Responding: The Corporate Perspective on the COVID-19 Business Challenges".

If you missed it, pleas e click here to watch.
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Business Consortium
The Inside Scoop on Federal Contracting During COVID-19 and How MBEs can Benefit from the Stimulus Package? 

COVID-19 Small Business Response Resources
The Pikes Peak SBDC is here to help businesses who have been affected by recent disasters in Colorado including response to the current health crisis. Our consultants and partners including the SBA provide services to assist with disaster loan applications, long term planning, insurance navigation, physical and economic loss estimations, business preparedness and more. Please note that the SBDC is not a health organization; for the latest news regarding the current health situation, please contact the resources listed on this page. To find your local SBDC’s resources.

A Message of the President

There are many issues that we face every day as we maneuver our way through this health/economic crisis. I don’t know about you, but my email inbox is seeing a 10x increase in messages, most of which have a “COVID-19 Important Information” subject line.

So, how are we supposed to know which information is truly crucial? And, how do we assess the accuracy of this information? We have challenged our communications folks to take on that critical function for us, and then post current information on the COVID-19 Resource Page on the our website.

The KC Chamber is providing resources for small business in Greater Kansas City hit by the COVID-19 crisis.The KC Chamber is providing resources for small businesses in Greater Kansas City hit by the COVID-19 crisis, as many minority-owned businesses and small businesses in distressed areas have been hit particularly hard.

Join us for a webinar that will give special attention to minority-owned operations to learn what small businesses and nonprofits need to know about the upcoming Paycheck Protection Program. Rebecca Gubbels and Delia Marin from the UMKC Small Business Development Center have a history of working closely with minority-owned businesses and will discuss this new program in detail, from how to apply, how much a small business and nonprofit can apply for, to how these loans can be forgiven.

COVID-19 Small Business Resources

Do you know the best steps your small business can take now that COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is in Kansas?

This resource guide will help you plan to keep your team and your business safe.


Tip: Talk to your lender now about loan modifications available due to the Coronavirus (many banks are making no-cost modifications available but you typically must specifically ask. (Ex: Interest-only payments for a few months, months of payments pushed off to end of the loan, etc.) Your Lender does not want to see you go out of business, talk to them now!

Launches the “Minority Business and Technology Initiative” with Amazon Business

The U.S. Department of Commerce and Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) announced an exciting new collaboration with Amazon Business, The Minority Business and Technology Initiative. The initiative will help thousands of minority entrepreneurs expand their businesses globally and increase sales exponentially through e-commerce technology.

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