ADC was proud to once again be a featured partner for Minnesota 2020, as they released the latest version of their Made in Minnesota Report. Entitled Building Cross-cultural Commerce, this report was authored by Lee Engerstrom and highlights the positive economic impact of the new and growing community of immigrants and minorities coming to Minnesota. This impact is a crucial component needed to fill a number of gaps from small business growth to housing purchases, as this report documents quite well.
To celebrate the new College Bound Entrepreneurs program, ADC was pleased to recently hold an Open House celebration with its program partner, Rochester STEM Academy. This event featured remarks from leaders of both organizations, as well as MN Representative Tina Liebling, CBE instructors, and the students themselves.
As always, there was tremendous support from the Rochester area community, including media coverage such as this piece from local television station, KAAL.
ADC Executive Director, Hussein Samatar was a featured guest on the Twin Cities Community radio program. This interview, focused on the background of Samatar and the African Development Center, was conducted on October 11th and aired on KDWB (101.3), Twin Cities News Talk (1130 AM), The FAN (100.3), K102, Cities 97, and KOOL 108. It can now be accessed online and downloaded as a podcast.
Congratulations to all of the winners at the First Annual ADC Business Awards Luncheon, and thank you to all those who took the time to attend and recognize the efforts and success of ADC and its many driven business clients. Please take a moment and read the wonderful op-ed piece published in the Star Tribune about the weekend conference with co-host Books for Africa.
The new community of African immigrants and refugees settling in the Willmar area once again played a major role in media coverage, as Allie Shah of the Minneapolis Star Tribune offered a fascinating story on the changing Main Streets across Minnesota. This story, available here as well as on the Star Tribune website, includes comments from ADC Willmar office manager, Yusuf Ahmed, as well as information from the soon-to-be-released survey of African-owned businesses in the Willmar area.
Photo courtesy of the Star Tribune
ADC Emerging Markets Manager for the ADC Willmar Office, Yusuf Ahmed, was recently featured in a front page article from the West Central Tribune.
The article, available here as well as on the Tribune website discusses Yusuf’s background, as well as his work and aspirations for the Willmar office and community.
Photo courtesy of the West Central Tribune.
For the January Edition of the monthly newsletter, Chamber Advantage, from the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce, ADC and Hussein Samatar were featured in the Member Spotlight. Along with providing a brief history of the organization, the article touched on the need of the community and future aspirations ADC has for its new office and increased presence in the growing area of Rochester.
The African Development Center is extremely proud of the its Executive Director, Hussein Samatar, for admirably filling the role of Keynote Speaker at the 17th annual Martin Luther King Jr. We Have a Dream Breakfast in Rochester, Minnesota.
The largest newspaper in the Willmar region, the West Central Tribune, revisited the African Development Center recently to report on the work and progress that has been made in the short two-month period since ADC held the Grand Opening of its Willmar office.
Visit their website to access the full story that speaks on some of the specific issues ADC intends to address in the West Central region of the state.
African Development Center · 1931 South 5th Street · Minneapolis, MN 55454 · Tel: 612-333-4772 · Toll-free: 1-877-232-4775
ADC Rochester · 415 16th Street SW Rochester, MN 55902 · Tel: 507-282-7333
ADC Willmar · 518 Litchfield Ave SW Willmar, MN 56201 · Tel: 320-262-8545