2013 Gate City Minority Business Opportunity Fair


Phil Barnhill


(336) 275-1101

2013 Gate City Minority Business Opportunity Fair

Greensboro business leaders invited to attend on March 7th

Greensboro, N.C. (February 19, 2013) – East Market Street Development Corporation will host the 2nd Annual Gate City Minority Business Opportunity Fair on Thursday, March 7, 2013. This networking event is free and open to minority and women-owned businesses interested in contracting opportunities with the local public institutions and governmental agencies.

Participants in The Gate City Minority Business Opportunity Fair will include key representatives from the City of Greensboro, Guilford County, Guilford County Schools, Guilford Technical Community College, NC A&T State University, NC Department of Transportation, NC Military Business Center and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The networking event will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Galleria Events Center, 1325 S. Eugene St., Greensboro, NC 27406. Event attendees will also be able to learn about additional opportunities with event sponsors including: Edifice, Inc., High Point Bank, KBR Building Group, Rentenbach Constructors, Samet/Barton Malow/SRS, The Support Center, Weaver Cooke Construction and more to be added.

The business fair is hosted by the East Market Street Development Corporation to support Historically Underutilized Businesses including minority and women-owned business enterprises. “This networking event is a huge opportunity for HUB firms to gain exposure to public and private entities with well over $400 million to be spent in 2013 alone,” said Phil Barnhill, Director of Operations, East Market Street Development Corporation.


East Market Street Development Corporation

East Market Street Development Corporation (EMSDC) is the lead agent working towards the revitalization of the East Market Street corridor. The fundamental mission of EMSDC is to make the area an economically vibrant, attractive, pedestrian-friendly, and safe community that attracts and sustains existing and new businesses with continuing commitment to minority entrepreneurial development and the area’s unique cultural center, through diverse partnerships and leveraged resources.

EMSDC activities and programs are focused in three areas:

  • Minority Entrepreneurship
  • Community Development/Neighborhood Support
  • Economic Revitalization

The overall goal is to build community and restore pride in the East Market Street corridor and east Greensboro.

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