The city government of Columbia, South Carolina, recently announced that Greg Davis will chair the Mayor’s Minority Business Council (MBAC).
MBAC is an organization that assists the mayor’s office with tasks associated with coordinating the city’s effort to maximize opportunities for businesses owned by minorities.
Davis has logged more than 20 years in minority relations and small businesses development. He has served as director of the South Carolina Minority Business Development Agency and as small business development manager for the South Carolina Department of Commerce. He has also held management positions with US&S Inc., DESA Inc., Safety-Kleen Corp. and US Airways.
Davis recently accepted the position as director of minority and small business affairs with the South Carolina Department of Transportation. In his spare time, Davis works on the boards of directors for myriad business organizations and local civic groups. He also invests time in community and social outreach projects in the Carolinas an in Kenya.
Established in 2013 by Mayor Steve Benjamin, the MBAC is charged with collaborating with the Office of Business Opportunities to carry out responsibilities in a multitude of areas, including economic development, employment, procurement, training and other matters affecting the minority business community.
MBAC's panel includes representatives from nearly 20 members who are small business owners or industry leaders who work to support the development of minority businesses.