Our Mission Statement

To promote economic development and business opportunities through advocacy, networking, and capacity building for women, minority-owned businesses, and entrepreneurs.


We advocate for minority-owned businesses through our ongoing conversations and alliance with our local public entities and local minority-owned businesses. Our goal is to explore, adopt and maintain a uniform model of measurable best practices with our local public entities and corporate partners that will promote an environment for minority businesses to start, grow and thrive.


We build capacity by offering our members technical assistance and a variety of business and wealth-building educational opportunities in collaboration with our local and regional business resource partners. Our goal is to increase the number of minority-owned businesses in the Springfield, Missouri area that are able to successfully compete for government-funded procurement/contracts as a certified DBE, MBE, or WBE.


We provide networking opportunities through our monthly MIB Networking Events, our Community Welcome Receptions as well as our Annual Heritage Awards Banquet. Our goal is to create and support diverse professional social networks designed to create engagement and a sense of connection in the Springfield area.


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