MEC will assist 40 to 50 companies at a given time. We believe our local job creation would potentially result in 25 to 100 new hires per year. That is only increasing 1 to 3 new hires per company. Additional impact would also include $30 in local tax revenue for every $1 of public investment in the program as noted by the NBIA. Currently, some of the strongest demands are in the industry of food service and construction. Fostering job creation will strengthen the local economy and in turn will provide opportunities to those in the HUBZone area.
By providing a resource Center where successful business leaders will come together to encourage and help grow the next generation of successful business owners, we are creating a culture of entrepreneurship on the MEC campus and in the community by:
- Identifying the specific needs of each existing small minority, woman and veteran-owned businesses in the program and providing a place on the fast track to grow their business to the next level.
- Providing training, networking and resources that will help develop the next generation of business leaders.
- Providing monthly round table discussions, one on one mentoring and training.
MEC is a true community development which will transform this area by providing a model of what a true partnership of live/work can be. We are engaging our community and providing opportunities, including:
- Engaging and inspiring local students at the high school and college level to become involved via career fairs, internships and job fairs.
- Providing work opportunities in the HUBZone area that will be mutually beneficial.
- Host events and offer space to neighborhood groups at the MEC.
- Providing an affordable banquet event Center that will not only give 20% back to the Center but also provide a new gathering place for our community.