Story excerpt provided by The Plain Dealer.
Written by Randy Roguski.
Daryl Lackey, a top-flight carpenter with aching knees, runs the kind of company this region sorely needs.
That’s why business leaders are matching Lackey’s aspirations with opportunity through the Minority Business Accelerator 2.5+ (PDF).
Lackey, 51, is the first business owner to enjoy the benefits of a program targeted at expanding minority-owned businesses in Northeast Ohio with sales of at least $2.5 million.
The accelerator, backed by $1 million from the Fund for Our Economic Future, seeks to build jobs and economic spin-off in black and Hispanic communities.
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Originally published August 18, 2014.