Minority Business Procurement

In 2013, Commerce Lexington's Community & Minority Business Development launched a Minority Business Accelerator. The mission of Commerce Lexington's Minority Business Accelerator is to accelerate the development of sizable minority business enterprises (MBEs) and to strengthen and expand the regional minority entrepreneurial community. Created from the findings of the 2009 study commissioned by Commerce Lexington and the Lexington-Fayette Urban League, and the analysis of our year-long strategic plan, the MBA will actively seek to improve the readiness of minority businesses while increasing the recognition of the value of Ethnic-Minority-owned businesses as suppliers, customers, and investment opportunities. This program has produced direct business to the MBA members totaling over $5.8 million. 

The program is supported by the Blue Grass Airport, Fayette County Public Schools, the Kentucky Community & Technical College System, Lexmark, Lexington Transit Authority, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, Messer Construction, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, and the University of Kentucky. 

Our current MBA members are listed below. 

EHI ConsultantsEHI was founded in 1995 to provide the highest quality of planning and design services. The firm has since become an established planning and engineering based group of professionals. Our diversity provides the capability to program, plan, design, and implement a range of planning projects, from neighborhoods to transportation planning related efforts, as well as a range of engineering projects, from highway design to drainage plans and calculations for both public and private clients.

Mr. Ed Holmes, President
333 West Vine Street, Suite 300, Lexington, KY 40507
P: 859-425-4881   F: 859-254-8639

Fayette Window Cleaning, LLC began operations in 2001. Fayette Window Cleaning, LLC realizes how important it is to properly maintain your home windows, vinyl siding, concrete and gutters. Not only to keep your home looking its best, but to increase its value. We realize that you don't let "just anyone" into your home. Our licensed and insured window cleaners are skilled, courteous, and friendly professionals. Fayette Window Cleaning, LLC is Lexington, Kentucky's only professional window cleaning company that is a member of the Window Cleaning Resource Association (WCRA). The SCRA is an industry association committed to raising the standards of professionalism and safety within the window cleaning industry. Fayette Window Cleaning, LLC is proud of our work and customer satisfaction is guaranteed!

Michael Stuart
107 Trafton Street #2120, Lexington, KY 40504
P: 859-246-2017

Lexington Contracting is certified as an 8(a), SBD, and HUBZone contractor in General Construction and Material Supply. We have the skills and experience to deliver a construction project on time and within budget at a fair and reasonable cost. Our experience includes renovation/rehabilitation, restoration of masonry (sand blasting, caulking, tuck pointing, and painting), storm cleanup, roofing, metal building, environmental, paving, and design-build projects with a wide array of variety. We also have extensive experience in site and concrete construction including earth work, site utilities, structural concrete, and commercial development. 

Allen Carter
1500 Leestown Rd., Suite 326, Lexington, KY 40511
P: 859-281-6881

TCG America offers a wide range of technology solutions. Our years of experience and proven methodologies are the keys to our customers' success. Areas of expertise include virtualization solutions, infrastructure design and optimization, data integrity and protection, threat protection and security, critical systems uptime, and monitoring. Technology Consulting Group America, LLC is based in Lexington, KY. Opened in May 2006 with a handful of loyal customers, TCG has experienced steady growth since inception. With decades of combined experience, it is maintaining an intimate customer relationship with our clients that we can directly attribute our success. TCG was the 2008 Commerce Lexington Minority Business of the Year. TCG is also a Certified Minority Business with Tri-State Minority Supplier Diversity Council and is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners.

Tina Williams, Co-Owner
1092 Duval Street, Suite 210, Lexington, KY 40515
P: 859-272-0080

For more information about the Minority Business Accelerator, please contact:
Tyrone Tyra
Vice President, Community &  Minority Business Development