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Welcome to CEE Plus!

Origin Story

The Coalition for an Equitable Economy was born as a product of the restless need to provide actionable advocacy, targeted resources and inclusive capital access to BIPOC and Minority-owned small businesses in Massachusetts, after the statistics during and post-covid era revealed the shocking light on the chronically uneven playing field Black, Latino and Indigenous entrepreneurs experience at the face of racial disparity. 

Four years later, CEE is the leader non-profit organization in the Bay State promoting the programs and connections needed to close the racial wealth gap. In 2024, we took on the mission to lead a more impactful initiative to unite Business Support Organizations, Ecosystem Supporters and Small Business Owners into a comprehensive space where each can contribute and collaborate at their specialty; making our shared goal to achieve racial and ethnic parity in business ownership by the end of 2030 a more tangible reality. That's why we created CEE+.

How to Join CEE+

Discover the 'Tiers'.

The membership portal is composed of three tiers.

Tier 1 

Advocates - Represented by Business Support Organizations.

Tier 2 — Allies. Represented by Ecosystem Supporters.

Tier 3 — Partners. Representing Small and Medium Business Owners.

Choose the Right Tier for You

Tier 1 - Advocates

Business Support Organizations (BSOs)

  • Committee / sub-group access and participation

  • Member discounts to convenings and paid events

  • Priority Access to VIP / Exclusive Events

  • Access to CEE Data Resource Hub + Information Repository, including limited access or curated news and announcements; first access to reports, data and publications; recordings of previous webinars

  • Organization recognition on CEE website and marketing

  • Advocacy for resources that benefit members

  • Community and thought partnership

  • Access to educational experiences and referral services
     

Tier 2 - Allies

Ecosystem Supporters

  • Brand affinity with the Coalition

  • Marketing and promotion of Ecosystem Supporter, specifically of small business and racial equity forward initiatives

  • Access to CEE Data Resource Hub + Information Repository, including limited access or curated news and announcements; first access to reports, data and publications; recordings of previous webinars; BSO list + contacts

  • Opportunity to convene and/or contribute ad hoc (e.g., small business forum)

  • Priority Access to VIP / Exclusive Events
     

Tier 3 - Partners

Small/Medium Business Owners (SMBs)

  • Access to database of partners and small business data

  • Opportunity to convene and contribute (e.g., to advocacy efforts

  • Brand affinity with the Coalition

Let’s Work Together

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