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(ANNAPOLIS – January 11, 2022) – In our 20 years of news coverage in Annapolis, Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) has always been a top issue for BmoreNews.com. As a matter of fact, in the 2002 gubernatorial election where Republican Congressman Robert Ehrlich ascended, MBEs was one of the hottest issues ever in Maryland.
More importantly, this single issue united Black business owners in both Greater Baltimore and Prince George’s County together like never before in history. As a result of this teamwork and collaboration, Black business owners in Maryland got increasingly more attention through to the next administration under Democrat Martin O’Malley.
Since those days, the broader MBE discussion has fizzled. It’s barely mentioned anymore although Black business advocates can least afford to take their foot off the peddle now.
With a 2022 Maryland General Assembly kicking off tomorrow and with this also being a gubernatorial election year, it is imperative to this news outlet to touch base with the leading MBE proponents here in Maryland to get a sense of the state of MBEs.