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APEX Friday Fundamentals Webinar – Overview of Monroe County’s MWBE Certification and New Incentive Program

July 28, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


July’s Friday Fundamentals Webinar will be held on July 28th at 11 am. Join us to learn how you can participate in two Monroe County initiatives that show Monroe County’s commitment to providing opportunities for underutilized businesses to grow, build capacity, and create generational wealth.




Monroe County’s Minority and Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Certification and Utilization Program

The purpose of this program is to encourage increased participation of minority and women-owned businesses in County contracting. The program is administered by the Department of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. Monroe County DEI representative, Mr. Matthew Burrell, will be joining us live to share his expertise on the program and answer your questions.


—>> Did you know? <<— The Monroe County Certification is open to businesses in any location! So, if you’re located outside Monroe County lines, we still encourage eligible firms to apply.


You can learn more about the program in the meantime here —>



Monroe County MicroAdvantage Loan Program


During this webinar, you will also hear from Monroe County Economic Development about the Monroe County MicroAdvantage Loan Program.


What is this program?

The Monroe County MicroAdvantage Loan Program is targeting those underserved businesses and those who have had their access to capital negatively impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The effort consists of a loan program designed to provide access to capital up to $50,000 for qualified applicants and technical assistance to local small businesses, with a focus on certified MWBE enterprises and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses. The microloan program is intended to serve as gap financing when other sources of capital are not available. Part of the goal is to help the business graduate to the next level of commercial lending able to obtain funding from a commercial bank.


Learn more about the Monroe County MicroAdvantage Loan Program here —>


Monroe County Economic Development offers programs specifically designed to help startups and small businesses succeed and connects your business to the most advantageous financing programs and incentives.






July 28, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm