The Pathways program, a business and workforce development initiative, meant to build a pipeline of high-performing businesses and create new jobs. The program is designed to stimulate economic growth by helping startups and small businesses with workforce development needs. Three local organizations – Greater Dayton Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC), Minority Business Partnership (MBP) and Wesley Community Center (WCC) – received funding through the KeyBank Business Boost and Build Program powered by JumpStart, a Cleveland-based nonprofit.

Pathways led by MBAC, and WCC, along with local partner organizations that include the chamber’s committed buying organizations, the Miami Valley Community Action Partnership, University of Dayton’s Crotty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, The Entrepreneurs Center and Small Business Development Center. Pathways will collaborate with local business and community organizations to build a strong community full of thriving minority-and-women-owned businesses and access to good jobs.

“This partnership allows us to come into communities such as Dayton and create the ability for individuals and small businesses to become more successful and create jobs for the region”
Beth Mooney, CEO
Key Bank

Pathways to an Inclusive, Equitable and Prosperous Dayton

  • Pathway to High Value, High Impact Business Education
  • Pathway to Contracts and Markets
  • Pathway to Capital
  • Pathway to Employment and Career Opportunities

Program Focus Areas

  • Minority, women and rural firms
  • Individuals connected to training, employment, career opportunities
  • Job Creation and Growth
  • Revenue Growth and Access to Capital


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