The Upstate Minority Economic Alliance (UMEA) is a nonprofit whose mission is to harness the economic power of the minority community for the benefit of the Upstate and Central New York region, with a vision to create greater regional prosperity through enhanced minority economic opportunity.

UMEA is an affiliate chamber of CenterState CEO. Through this alliance, UMEA and CenterState CEO offer members of each organization greater opportunity to connect, network and collaborate, while advancing shared goals to create a more inclusive economy.

CenterState CEO Organizational Partners are independent organizations aligned in their mutual interest to support business growth and advance economic development in the Central New York region and beyond. CenterState CEO provides operational support services, co-location or others benefits, and collaboration on strategic priorities and opportunities.

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Me'Shae Rolling

Executive Director

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Other Organizational Partners


NUAIR provides expertise in uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS) operations, research and integration.

CNY Biotech Accelerator

As part of SUNY Upstate Medical University, the Central New York Biotech Accelerator (CNYBAC) is a state certified business incubator.