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Congratulations the U.S. Department of Commerce Sixty-Second Honor Awardees from MBDA

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MBDA

Gold MedalSecretary Locke, Eric Dobyne, Director Hinson
Personal and Professional Excellence
Eric Dobyne - Regional Director

Mr. Dobyne is recognized for leading the creation of the Minority Investment Management Forum. The Forum resulted in increased investments for minority assets managers in both public and private sector retirements funds. This program directly resulted in nearly $1 billion in procurement transactions for minority-owned firms. Due to this success, the Minority Investment Management Forum will be duplicated and expanded to include brokers and other financial services companies.

Panel Review Process for MBDA Business Center Grant Applications

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Don Chapman

Don Chapman with the Minority Business Development Agency discusses the panel review process for MBDA Business Center grant applications.

Steps to Register and Apply for the MBDA Business Center Grant

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Cynthia Rios

Cynthia Rios with the Minority Business Development Agency provides information on the steps an organization must take to register to apply for the MBDA Business Center grant.
 

Higher Maximum Loan Sizes Made Possible by Small Business Jobs ActHigher Maximum Loan Sizes Made Possible by Small Business Jobs

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SBA Press Release

On the heels of completing final approvals of loans to nearly 2,000 firms that has been in its loan queue waiting for final approval of the Small Business Jobs Act, the U.S. Small Business Administration has finished implementation of another major element of the bill: increasing maximum sizes in several of its loan programs.

The changes – effective today – are permanent for general small business loans under SBA’s 7(a) guaranteed loan program, fixed asset loans through the 504 Certified Development Company program, Microloans, and International Trade, Export Working Capital and Export Express loans. A temporary increase for SBA Express loans is good for one year.

Have You Crossed a Border Today?

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Doug Barry

Doug Barry is a Senior International Trade Specialist within ITA’s Commercial Service. He has helped hundreds of U.S. companies of all sizes find success in overseas markets and produced a number of instructional videos and webinars that help firms navigate the path to successful sales.

Do you have to be a big company to be a successful exporter?  No.  In fact, the majority of exporters have fewer than 100 employees, and many have fewer than five.

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