The Springfield Project

Solving Neighborhood Problems
Through Collaborations

Solving Neighborhood Problems
Through Collaboration

Growing Minority Owned Firms

Q5 Quantum Growth Partnership
The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Diversity Development Council
In affiliation with The Springfield Project and
the Springfield Black Chamber of Commerce


  • The percentage of local business with minority purchasing programs will increase.
  • Establish a pool of public and private money for a diversity development grant and loan program.
  • Increase the number of minority government contracts.
  • Institute joint ventures and create formal partnerships between growing and emerging, minority owned businesses and established businesses in Sangamon County.


  • Offer training for certification for minority businesses.
  • Establish a grant program for start up minority businesses.
  • Develop a catalog of minority owned businesses in the greater Springfield area.
  • Establish a loan program for established minority businesses.
  • Initiate minority purchasing programs.


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