Eddie G. Davis founded the Center for the Acceleration of African-American Businesses to address the business support gap among African-American-owned small business. CAAAB is the only capacity building and community business support organization in the St. Louis region targeting disadvantaged African-American entrepreneurs. CAAAB serves as a clearinghouse for community resources and support for its clients. Its target clients are businesses that are 51% owned, managed, and/or controlled by African Americans. CAAAB also coordinates interaction between African American businesses and other business support organizations like the 100 Black Men of Metropolitan St. Louis, Grace Hill, Justine Petersen, St. Louis Minority Business Council, St. Louis County Economic Development Council, St. Louis Economic Development Corporation, Small Business Development Center and Small Business Administration. CAAAB’s holistic approach is unique and designed to add tremendous value by eliminating fragmentation among business support programs in the region. It is governed by a Board of Directors who are highly accomplished professionals in the business field.