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MBDA Supports U.S. Manufacturers

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Patricia Tomczyszyn, MBDA Public Affairs Specialist
Created on October 3, 2014
 

Steel ManufacturingToday is Manufacturing Day and it deserves special attention this year. Manufacturing drives economic recovery and for the first time in more than 10 years, manufacturing output and employment are growing. Manufacturing employment has grown faster than it has in decades, with more than 700,000 new jobs since February 2010; as a whole supporting more than 17 million U.S. jobs.  The manufacturing industry also boasts some of the best paying jobs, with the average worker earning $77,000 per year.

Manufacturing plants are not all dirt and grime as portrayed in movies. Robotics and advanced manufacturing have changed the industry significantly with manufacturing plants looking more like sci-fi movies sets than traditional plants. In celebration of Manufacturing Day check out one of over 1,500 open houses, public tours, career workshops, and other events being hosted nationwide. Firms like Alcoa, Applied Robotics, General Electric, and Bausch and Lomb are opening their doors to the public today so they can see how the industry has changed over the years. 

Phoenix Business Center Hosts Second Annual Global Business Conference

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MBDA
Created on October 3, 2014
 

Global TradeThe Phoenix MBDA Business Center will partner with the Thunderbird School of Global Management Oct. 23-24 to host their second annual Global Business Conference.

“We’re very excited to have the opportunity to continue our partnership with the Thunderbird School of Global Management,” said Alika Kumar, Director of the Phoenix MBDA Business Center.

The event will provide a platform to talk about the National Export Initiative (NEI) and how it can benefit minority business enterprises.

“Our goals for the Conference are simple and purposeful: to increase awareness of the opportunities in global markets, to promote greater participation in global business endeavors, and to provide an understanding of the resources available to help businesses succeed in capturing a portion of the larger world market,” she said.

Browns Honor Cleveland MBDA Business Center Luis Cartagena with NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards

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MBDA
Created on October 3, 2014
 

NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award to Luis CartagenaThe Cleveland Browns presented the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award to Luis Cartagena, a business development specialist with the Cleveland MBDA Business Center on Sept. 21.

The NFL and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) have partnered for the fourth annual NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards during the 2014 celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.  The awards recognize the contributions of Hispanic leaders in each NFL market.

The Browns honored Cartagena during the team’s “First and Ten Moment” at their Hispanic Heritage game against the Baltimore Ravens.

Exciting Opportunities to Expand Your Business

Blogged By: 
MBDA
Created on October 3, 2014
 

Trade MissionThe Department of Commerce’s trade missions help U.S. firms explore and pursue exporting by meeting directly with potential clients in their markets. Each year the department organizes trade missions that target specific countries or groups of countries with promising export opportunities.

Below is a list of upcoming trade missions:

Executive-Led Ports and Marine Technology Mission to India

February 2-6, 2015
Application deadline is October 20, 2014.

Affordable Care Act 101 Webinars for Employers

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MBDA
Created on October 1, 2014
 

Health Care WebinarEmployers can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and what it means for their organization and employees at free weekly webinar.

Topics covered include cost containment, the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit, the new Health Insurance Marketplace, and Employer Shared Responsibility.

Webinar content will generally be the same each week. Below are the registration links for upcoming webinars in English.

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