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Trade Mission & B2B, Mexicali

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MBDA
Created on March 10, 2016
 

The Phoenix MBDA Business Center in collaboration with the Secretaría de Desarrollo Económico - Baja California (SEDECO) bring you an exciting opportunity to visit key companies in Mexicali, make new connections, identify new opportunities and potential partners at the targeted business to business forum.

FOCUS: AEROSPACE, MEDICAL DEVICES, AND ELECTRONICS. (Automotive tentative)

Discover Global Markets: The Americas 2016

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MBDA
Created on March 10, 2016
 

Join the U.S. Commercial Service and the South Florida District Export Council for Discover Global Markets: The Americas. This conference brings together trade experts, economists, industry professionals, and U.S. commercial diplomats via panels and executive meetings to address opportunities, challenges, and winning strategies across the region. Your firm will leave this conference with the critical next steps needed to transform market potential to market success in markets of interest across the Western Hemisphere.

Meet One-on-One with U.S. Commercial Diplomats:

Whether to explore market opportunities or receive help in overcoming challenges, meet with U.S. commercial diplomats from throughout the Western Hemisphere to get your questions answered.

Webcast Series | Getting It Right - Know Your Fiduciary Responsibilities

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MBDA
Created on March 8, 2016
 

Operating an employee benefit plan can be challenging, especially for small and medium sized employers who have limited time, resources, and access to professional help with benefit programs.  To help increase awareness and understanding about basic fiduciary responsibilities when operating a retirement or health benefit plan, the Department of Labor is presenting the Getting It Right – Know Your Fiduciary responsibilities webcast series.

The webcast series will help employers and service providers understand how the fiduciary responsibility provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) apply to employer-sponsored retirement and health plans, and provide information on how to avoid common problems in managing a plan.

Women Entrepreneurs Building the Nation through Business and Innovation

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Alejandra Y. Castillo, MBDA National Director
Created on March 8, 2016
 

MBDA National Director Alejandra Y. CastilloAs we celebrate Women’s History Month and the vast contributions that women have made to the strength and well-being of our nation, we are seeing the next chapters in this history being written as women take a bigger role in building our economy

Women today make up nearly half of our workforce. Women-owned firms in the United States generate more than $1.4 trillion in revenues and employ millions of people.  

A Formula for Success: Tapping the Export Potential of Minority Businesses

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Albert K. Shen, MBDA National Deputy Director
Created on March 3, 2016
 

For more than 45 years, the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) supported the economic growth of Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) initially only through domestic operations. It was in 2003 that MBDA published its first export report titled Globalization and Minority-Owned Businesses in the United States: Assessment and Prospects.

The report led to the creation of our Global Business Strategies, subsequent research on MBE exporters, and the 2012 release of an export fact sheet that took a closer look at the exceptional export capabilities of MBEs, which revealed that minority-owned firms are:

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