Membership

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The Economic Development Association for Black Communities is a 501(c)(6) membership organization. We rely on our members to fuel our initiatives to support Black talent, Black entrepreneurs, and Black political leaders in Colorado.

Our members gain access to:

  • Our Census of Black Business Economic Report

    And other data that speaks to the status and outlook of our Black economic indicators.

  • Our robust membership directory

    Of organizations and individuals who deeply care about the success of Black workers in Colorado.

  • Our Black business repository

    For organizations and individuals looking to pay Black-owned organizations for products and services.

  • Our list of job opportunities and RFPs

    From organizations that are looking to hire and contract with Black and other diverse talent.

  • Discounted event tickets

    When we host masterclasses, networking events, our annual policy agenda, and our annual fundraising gala.

  • Free or discounted consulting

    In Black-forward talent, entrepreneurship, and political strategies with our experienced leadership team.

  • Direct input on EDABC initiatives

    We put forward in our launch year.

  • A monthly newsletter

    With political updates, news about the EDABC, information about events related to Black economics, and research on the latest economic trends. There are also options for some members to be spotlighted in our monthly newsletter.

  • EDABC Committees

    Including the Talent Committee, Entrepreneurs Committee, and the Policy Committee.

  • Voting power on EDABC initiatives

    For certain members.

Become a part of our diverse membership consisting of individuals, elected representatives, community groups, small enterprises, educational institutions, economic development and workforce organizations, as well as corporations. Our strong belief lies in the power of uniting individuals who share our vision, multiplying our chances of achieving success.

Enterprise

Members of our target impacted community and sole proprietors, microbusiness and single member LLCs < $250K

$250 / year

  • Membership Badge: Showcases your organization's commitment to equitable development
  • Resources: Access to resources that focus on education, job opportunities, and business development.
  • Directory: Listing in the Member Directory
  • Networking and Access: Member pricing on forums, & events

Community Organizations

Non-profit and Community based organizations

$500 / year

  • Membership Badge: Showcases your organization's commitment to equitable development
  • Resources: Access to resources that focus on education, job opportunities, and business development.
  • Directory: Listing in the Member Directory
  • Networking and Access: Member pricing on forums, & events

Small Business

Small businesses between $250K to < $5M in revenue

$1,000 / year

  • Membership Badge: Showcases your organization's commitment to equitable development
  • Resources: Access to resources that focus on education, job opportunities, and business development.
  • Directory: Listing in the Member Directory
  • Networking and Access: Member pricing on forums, & events
  • Promotion and Recognition: Opportunity for a feature in newsletters or spotlight on the organization's website

Mid-size Business

Businesses between $5 to $20M in revenue

$2,500 / year

  • Membership Badge: Showcases your organization's commitment to equitable development
  • Resources: Access to resources that focus on education, job opportunities, and business development.
  • Directory: Listing in the Member Directory
  • Networking and Access: Member pricing on forums, & events
  • Promotion and Recognition: Opportunity for a feature in newsletters or spotlight on the organization's website
  • Consultation: Member rates for consultation

Institutional Affiliates

Government organizations, Universities, and Foundations. Workforce and Economic Development Organizations

$7,000 / year

  • Membership Badge: Showcases your organization's commitment to equitable development
  • Resources: Access to resources that focus on education, job opportunities, and business development.
  • Directory: Listing in the Member Directory
  • Networking and Access: Member pricing on forums, & events
  • Promotion and Recognition: Opportunity for a feature in newsletters or spotlight on the organization's website
  • Consultation: Member rates for consultation
  • Member Presentations: Opportunity to present services to the EDABC membership

Big Business

Businesses > $20M in revenue

$10,000 / year

  • Membership Badge: Showcases your organization's commitment to equitable development
  • Resources: Access to resources that focus on education, job opportunities, and business development.
  • Directory: Listing in the Member Directory
  • Networking and Access: Member pricing on forums, & events
  • Promotion and Recognition: Opportunity for a feature in newsletters or spotlight on the organization's website
  • Consultation: Member rates for consultation
  • Member Presentations: Opportunity to present services to the EDABC membership