Missouri Minority Business Advocacy Commission (MMBAC)
The Missouri Minority Business Advocacy Commission's purpose is to increase economic opportunity for minority businesses so that we can improve the overall climate of the state of Missouri; and to develop and establish the inclusionary process for state departments so that they can meet or exceed the goals and objectives of the legislation and executive order designed to increase minority participation in state procurement. Executive Order 03-06 transferred the Commission from Department of Economic Development to the Office of Administration.
The Missouri Minority Business Advocacy Commission identifies and assesses the needs of minority businesses throughout the state; initiates aggressive programs to assist minority businesses in obtaining state and federal procurement; makes recommendations regarding state policies, programs and procedures; and provides a focal point to assist and counsel minority small businesses in their dealing with federal, state and local governments. The Missouri Minority Business Advocacy Commission also initiates and encourages minority business education programs; analyzes current legislation and regulations as they affect minority businesses; and receives complaints and recommendations concerning policies and activities of federal, state and local governmental agencies which affect minority small businesses.