GCMI is a part of the Cincinnati Minority Business Collaborative (CMBC). This joint initiative, started in 2010, is comprised of five separate nonprofit organizations serving the regional entrepreneurial community: the African American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky (AACC), the Urban League’s Economic Empowerment Center (EEC), Hamilton County Development Center (HCDC), The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Minority Business Accelerator and GCMI.
The CMBC’s mission is to maximize its members’ collective capabilities to positively impact the growth, development and success of regional minority firms, and to produce better outcomes in business, employment, wealth creation and growth. The collaborative participants are leveraging their programming to levels never attained before, via a shared database for tracking assessment services, joint seminars and workshops. GCMI will continue to pursue these types of partnerships, while strengthening the core mission of the GCMI.