- July 21, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce plans to launch a Lowcountry Minority Business Directory that encompasses businesses in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties.
Senior Vice President of Leadership and Programs Adrian Cain said his team has reached out to a series of partners across the region, including the city of Charleston, North Charleston and The Climb Fund — formerly Charleston LDC — to create a hub for minority-owned businesses.
While many cities already maintain a list of their own minority-owned vendors, Cain said the directory, which is anticipated to come out this week, will differ in that it aggregates data from all three counties. The guide can then be filtered by industry type, including the initial filters of Hispanic-owned, Black-owned, veteran-owned, women-owned and LGBTQ+.
“We recognize there was an opportunity to leverage all those resources through these partners to build a comprehensive guide for the…