2008 Regional Review: Minority Businesses

In Greater Philadelphia, minorities generate significant entrepreneurial activity. After developing from seedling to mature operation, minority-owned businesses face unique obstacles to growth. To make Greater Philadelphia a world-class region, it needs all sectors performing to their potential. And to optimize minority business performance, we need to identify and understand the challenges and opportunities of bringing them to scale.


This report is an outgrowth of the 2005 Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange where participants ranked boosting minority entrepreneurship among their top priorities for the Philadelphia region and tasked the Economy League with identifying the forces at work.