ADECA State Small Business Credit Initiative The Community and Economic Development (CED) Division of ADECA is responsible for implementing and managing the SSBCI program in Alabama. The State Banking Department will advise and assist the ADECA staff in the program implementation.
A.G. Gaston Conference This annual Birmingham conference is usually held in February. It celebrates Birmingham business giant A.G. Gaston’s legacy with workshops and seminars that address a variety of topics in business management, starting a business and more.
Alabama MicroEnterprise Network This nonprofit group was formed to create opportunities and a better environment for microenterprise development in Alabama.
Alabama Small Business Development Center A statewide program built to enhance economic growth in Alabama by providing management and technical assistance to small businesses. Certified business counselors are available in the program’s 12 centers across the state. They can help those wanting to start or expand their business.
Association for Enterprise Opportunity Has association members across America that offer services to help small business owners develop a business plan, identify market opportunities, set sales and profit goals, access capital and more.
Birmingham Business Alliance This group was formed with the 2009 merger of the Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Metropolitan Development Board. It focuses on the economic growth of the seven-county region of metro Birmingham. It is a strong, well-rounded entity that promotes dynamic growth in the region, and it works to improve the area’s quality of life. It is located in downtown Birmingham.
Birmingham Business Resource Center Offers training, lending and advocacy programs that help small business owners increase their capacity, gain access to capital and expand their customer base. The nonprofit agency is located in Innovation Depot, which is in downtown Birmingham.
Birmingham Construction Industry Authority This organization addresses minority and disadvantaged business participation in construction projects.