This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Renita Young speaks with Tracye McDaniel, a true powerplayer in business and economic development in the state of Texas. McDaniels wields influence in a variety of roles, including founder of the Austin African American Chamber of Commerce and executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Greater Houston Partnership.
The Greater Houston Partnership is the fifth largest business alliance in the nation. As one of the organization’s leaders, McDaniel has helped to create more than 16,000 net new jobs and helped to attract more than $4.3 billion in capital investment. McDaniels joins the Roundtable share insights on her journey to becoming one of the key players leading economic development in Texas.
Also on this week’s edition of The Urban Business Roundtable, our Executive Producer TaQuoya Kennedy speaks with business coach and motivational speaker Richard Oden, president and CEO of Alexander At’Ta Associates Inc., about how entrepreneurs can face business with a proactive sense of purpose.
In addition, every week on UBR, you’ll get motivation and inspiration from author and entrepreneurial icon Farrah Gray, a weekly wrap-up of business news from USA Today Business Correspondent Charisse Jones, our Patient Investor Report from Ariel Investments and key economic intelligence for small business owners from our UBR Economists Derrick Collins and Rasheed Carter.
And finally, I’ll share more important advice for inventors who need help bringing their products, ideas and innovations to market from the November 2010 Black Enterprise cover story “Codename: Inventors.” You can also find more articles for inventors at BlackEnterprise.com.
Alfred Edmond Jr. is the senior VP/editor-at-large of Black Enterprise and the host of the Urban Business Roundtable, a weekly radio show, sponsored by Ariel Investments, airing CST Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m., Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. on WVON-AM 1690, the Talk of Chicago. You can also listen live online at WVON.com. Check back each Wednesday for The UBR Morning Post, which features additional resources, advice and information from and about the topics, entrepreneurs and experts featured on the show.