Georgia Mentor-Protégé Connection

The Georgia Mentor-Protégé Connection, formerly a business development program administered by the Georgia Education Foundation (GEF) in partnership with the Department of Economic Development and the Georgia Institute of Technology is now under the Georgia Education Foundation, educational arm of The Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council (GMSDC).

The mentor corporations are companies that are headquartered in Georgia or have a significant presence in the state. These mentor firms are leaders in their respective industries and are committed to small business development and supplier diversity. They represent a broad spectrum of industry categories, including transportation, education, logistics, manufacturing, telecommunications, consulting services and information technology. These firms are also exemplary corporate citizens, playing a major role in community development, charitable projects and philanthropy. For the small firm looking to go to the next level, these kinds of relationships are priceless.

Applications are being accepted for the NEXT Class beginning in January 2017.
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Contact GDEcD

For help with small business resources, contact Mary Ellen McClanahan, Director, Entrepreneur & Small Business Development at 404-962-4820, or email [email protected].

More About Georgia Benefits

Georgia’s industry-specific Project Analysts are available to help you with a wide range of business needs:

  • Site and building services
  • Location data
  • Community contacts and facilitation
  • Cost environment analysis
  • Coordination with state agencies
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