Gary Cunningham


Metropolitan Economic Development Association




Gary Cunningham was tapped to lead MEDA in 2014. He brings deep experience in foundation work and public service to MEDA, which consults with and helps secure financing for minority-owned businesses across the state. (Cunningham also serves on the Metropolitan Council.) Under Cunningham, MEDA is doing stellar work. In 2015 MEDA provided consulting to 514 minority entrepreneurs, assisted with 20 business starts or acquisitions, and financed 59 new loans that secured $20.7 million in financing. In September MEDA was honored by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency as the best-performing MBDA Business Center in the U.S. (There are 44 across the country.)