Upstate Minority Economic Alliance Launches New Website to Support Minority-Owned Businesses New profiles to drive member engagement and connections

Syracuse, NY – The Upstate Minority Economic Alliance (UMEA) has launched a new website,, to highlight its members and drive better engagement and connections. The regional chamber’s new member-driven site will support its advocacy efforts and the advancement of minority and women owned businesses in the region.

“With literally thousands of minority-owned businesses in the region, UMEA serves a critical role in enhancing economic opportunity,” said Me’Shae Brooks-Rolling, interim executive director of UMEA. “We are excited to launch this new website so the community can better connect with minority-owned businesses. Additionally, the site will connect new and existing members with the resources they need to grow their businesses successfully.”    Over the past year UMEA has worked hard to support minority-owned businesses and expand opportunities for professionals of color. It has provided training for minority business owners, increased outreach through community forums, and hosted strategic networking events.

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Upstate Minority Economic Alliance is a nonprofit organization operating in Central New York.  We work as a chamber of commerce on behalf of minority business owners and as an agency for economic development on behalf of professionals of color.