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Apply to Shark Tank Pitch Breakfast

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We wanted to invite you to apply for an incredible opportunity to pitch your business at a Breakfast Casting Call with the casting team from ABC’s Shark Tank on Saturday, April 11th at 8:30am at thehive 2.0 in Washington, DC.

Federal Agency, Congressman Cuellar Host International Business Opportunity Seminar in Laredo

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Gabriela Morales-Richards, MBDA Business Development Specialist
Created on April 3, 2015

Laredo, TX on the mapGlobal business opportunities thrive in Laredo, Texas. The City’s unique geographical position neighboring Mexico makes this hub ideal to conduct international business.

That is why the U.S. Department of Commerce’s U.S. Commercial Service, in conjunction with Congressman Henry Cuellar are hosting a seminar April 7 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Texas A&M International University featuring this dynamic market. The seminar will offer the opportunities of doing business in Colombia, as well as hearing from local companies who have had success doing business in the South American country.

VIDEO: The Innovative and Useful U.S. Cluster Mapping Tool

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Created on March 30, 2015


When you think of business and investment opportunities in the United States, where’s the best place to start?  America is made up of 50 states plus territories and each location has its own unique economic profile. The U.S. Cluster Mapping Tool, a combined effort of the Harvard Business School and the U.S. Economic Development Administration, is THE starting place for anyone looking to expand their business in the U.S. The free, online Cluster Mapping tool uses more than 50 million data records to help you identify industry regional clusters and make informed investment decisions.

Associate Director Kimberly R. Marcus Addresses AMAC Industry Day 2015

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Created on March 27, 2015

Farad Ali, MBDA Raleigh Operator, Kimberly R. Marcus, Associate Director, and Shelby Scales, President AMACMBDA Associate Director Kimberly Marcus was a presenter at the 2015 Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) Industry Day on March 25th.  The annual event gathers aviation professionals and key stakeholders to discuss the legislative and regulatory agenda of the organization and to hear from industry leaders on and off Capitol Hill.

As the Office of Legislative, Education and Intergovernmental Affairs continues to engage like-minded local, regional and national stakeholders, MBDA was pleased to be a part of this gathering and share our vision, mission and accomplishments.  Associate Director Marcus emphasized the importance of forging a meaningful relationship and the opportunity to collaborate on issues of shared importance.  Aviation and its related industries is an area where MBDA wants to see MBE growth and expansion – a shared goal of AMAC, the only national non-profit trade association dedicated to promoting the full participation of minority owned, woman-owned and disadvantaged business enterprises in airport contracting and the inclusion of minorities and women in every area of employment. AMAC and its affiliates include airport operators, government officials, corporations and MBEs.

International Trade Compliance Program Webinar Series

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Created on March 25, 2015

ScalesThe U.S. Department of Commerce Connecticut District office invites you to participate in a series of thirteen one hour to 90 minute nationally promoted webinars beginning in early April through late May 2015.

The International Trade Compliance Webinar Training Program will provide U.S. companies either who supply the nation’s largest exporters, including Prime and Tier-one contractors in supply chain, or want to take advantage of the dynamic global market with focused training about compliance with international trade laws.  The program will also focus on the different angles of compliance awareness and current challenges facing the upstream supply chain. 

The presenters will include legal experts and U.S. government speakers.  The webinars topics consist of:

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