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20 Black-owned businesses have applied to CMURC’s ‘Lift ME,’ and there’s still time for more

About 20 Black-owned businesses in Saginaw County have already applied for Central Michigan University Research Corporation’s Lift ME, a new entrepreneurial program focused on accelerating Black-owned small businesses, and there’s still time to apply.

“We have about 20 applicants so far, and so we are excited to continue to gain those applicants and review them and see what we have,” CMURC President and CEO Erin Strang told MLive/The Saginaw News about a week after the application opened.

“We’ll go through kind of an extensive review process, and then we will select a number of entrepreneurs to move forward, and we will make that announcement on May 4 at the Saginaw Soup event.”