Making moves: Since coming into the Mayor’s Office, our administration has been laser-focused on cultivating and growing our minority and women-owned businesses. ABES Engineering is just one of the success stories from our focused efforts.
When Emmanuel Tuombe started ABES, it was a one-man firm. Fast-forward to where they are today, they have twelve employees and are well on their way to expanding the business into Nashville and Louisville. To quote Mr. Tuombe from a speech at one of our symposiums this past July, “I learned how to fish from the City of Memphis and hope to teach other entrepreneurs in Memphis how to fish.”
While we still have work to do, Mr. Tuombe’s story and many others like it are exactly the reason why we created the Office of Business Diversity and Compliance. In the future, I look forward to many more stories just like this one.