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Small and Minority Business Division

About the Small and Minority Business Division

The mission of the South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs Small and Minority Business Division is to identify key issues and services that are necessary for the development of minority, small businesses, as well as the best measures for sustainability, programmatic implementation, enhancement, and economic growth. 

Current Priorities:

  1. To deliver high quality professional development and training to business firms, with the focus being on enhancing growth and increasing economic prosperity.

  2. To effectively communicate with all stakeholders through intentional marketing and media coordination for increased visibility and awareness.

  3. To design strategic management systems and processes that improve information sharing with collaborative partners and governmental agencies.

  4. To actively seek out and secure available funding opportunities available to small and minority businesses.

  5. Raise and increase awareness regarding the benefits of partnering with the Commission for Minority Affairs through continuous governmental, community and civic engagement. 

Small Business Directory Survey

The South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs has designed this survey to better address the needs of minority-owned businesses in the State of South Carolina. By registering, you will have access to information on upcoming trainings and resources designed to help you start or grow your business. Your participation is voluntary and your personal and professional information will only be used for official purposes. Click to sign up for the Small Business Directory.

Access to Capital Through CDFIs

Are you looking for a way to start, grow or expand your business and need access to capital? Community Development Financial Institutions may be able to help! The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) plays an important role in providing access to capital and financing for small businesses. Click here to view a list of approved lenders statewide

South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development's Certified CDCs and CDFIs

SC Ports Authority Legal Notices 

Are you interested in working with the SC Ports Authority? Visit to view available opportunities for business owners and entrepreneurs to bid on projects. Note: When visiting links for most Engineering Capital Construction projects, visitors will be redirected to the e-Builder website. Each new project requires the user to register (name, company name and email address). For more information on the SC Ports Authority, visit