The Michigan Hispanic Fund will pursue its primary mission to encourage, support and promote the creation and growth of minority Hispanic businesses. This growth is good for the nation as it increases tax revenues, creates jobs for the Hispanic labor force, and nourishes the Hispanic community. It will accomplish its mission by conducting the following activities:
1. Provide education, mentorship, leadership, technical training, and entrepreneurial skills support to struggling minority individuals in the Hispanic business community by sponsoring conferences, workshops and other training sessions.
2. Educate Hispanic small and mid-sized business owners and managers in learning how to identify appropriate demand and supply chain opportunities, to apply proven marketing techniques, and understand and research consumer behavior trends to accelerate growth and sustainability.
3. Provide a network for the discussion of public policy issues affecting Hispanic businesses, and enable them to learn how to navigate proposed and new business legislative developments in the local, state and federal arenas.
The Michigan Hispanic Fund is committed to the notion that Hispanic community members are accountable to discover and pursue their full potential, and that they must take the reins in leading the Hispanic community forward. In supporting the education of Hispanic individuals operating small and mid-sized businesses, the Michigan Hispanic Fund believes it can play a pivotal role in the revitalization of the underserved, undereducated and underemployed Hispanic community, which currently represents 17% of the US population. Its efforts in providing education and support to minority Hispanic businesses will serve to promote the social welfare of the minority Hispanic labor force and their families so as to eliminate prejudice and discrimination, combat community deterioration, and foster economic equality.