March 14th, 2012

Study: African Immigrants Boost Local Business Community

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Partnering with the African Development Center of Minnesota, the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce and Mayo Clinic hope to foster that drive to help boost Rochester's economy and create more jobs. A recent survey of 30 of Rochester's African-owned businesses found that they currently support 100 full-time jobs and 75 part-time ones in the community…Mayo Clinic is also trying to do its part by continuing its supplier diversity program, which is seeking to add more local businesses owned by minorities, women or veterans to its supply chain. While the program does not have examples of such links yet, Jolene Anderson-Rau of Mayo says it is quickly gaining momentum.

 

Post-Bulletin by Jeff Kiger 3/14/12

Tags: African Development Center of Minnesota, Diversity, Jolene Anderson-Rau, Minnesota Partnership, Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce

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