On September 14th the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Department held the “AABEI Stakeholders Briefing” at the Freeman Coliseum. Participants gave feedback, asked questions of local leaders in attendance, as well as networked with other AABEs. The action plan of the AABEI was discussed including education, outreach update, SMWBE Website, and capacity building information. The briefing was centered on the AABE Survey, bringing awareness to it as well as the deliverables that were put in place. All attendees received a copy of the survey as well as vital information to accelerate their business.