Amplify Task Force is a volunteer-driven initiative that conceptualizes, promotes, represents, and advocates for minority economic development during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.


  • Create a system of working committees that function as think tanks for developing and periodically updating the strategic agenda for minority economic prosperity across the Carolinas.

  • Help people and enterprises become more resilient so they effectively rebound and rise while receiving maximum benefits from economic stimuli and other recovery and economic programs, laws, regulations, and policies.

  • Recommend specific strategies and actions for increasing intensive and broad-scale capital, infrastructure, technology, and other investments.

  • Seek continued commitment from all sectors to address inequities and systemic discrimination that result in economic disparities.

  • Promote programs, policies and initiatives that lead to recurring benefits (short and long-term) for minority-owned businesses, nonprofits, and educational institutions, as well as initiate contact to minority-serving financiers.


  • Capital & Resources
    Research, conceptualize, describe, and propose sources and uses of funds to finance, grow, and diversify MBEs and others 

  • Opportunities
    Identify, market, capture, and match opportunities in corporate, public, private, and non-profit sectors for minorities

  • Technology & Modernization
    Review and recommend AI (artificial intelligence), virtual, visual, auditory, and other technologies to increase competitiveness, profitability, and sustainability

  • Management & Operations 
    Review and recommend forward-thinking practices and policies in accounting, computing, and human resources for greater workforce development and diversity

  • Public Policy & Regulations 
    Research, identify, respond to, inform, and educate the community on federal, state, and local legislation, regulation, and policies (proposed, pending, and passed)


Sandra Bell, PhD          

Project Director, MBDA COVID-19 Project


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400 Percival Road, Columbia, SC 29206 
Tel: (803) 743-1134

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