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Spotlight on: MBDA Global Business Center


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Guest Blogger: David Leister, MBDA Business Center
Created on March 28, 2013


According to Ernst & Young’s “Six Trends Shaping the Global World,” 70% of world growth over the next several years will come from emerging markets. The emerging markets in Brazil, Russia, India, and China, commonly referred to as BRIC will represent 50% of global gross domestic product growth (GDP). Furthermore, between now and 2050 world population is estimated to grow by around 2.43 billion and global GDP reach $56 trillion.

If you're ready to explore exporting, the MBDA Business Center San Antonio Global Initiatives can provide the help you need. Created in the fall of 2012 to assist minority-owned companies increase their revenue through international business opportunities, the MBDA Business Center facilitates international strategic partnerships. Whether you’re a precision gear manufacturer in Texas looking to partner with a South African aerospace firm or a construction firm in Georgia bidding on a public solicitation opportunity in Brazil with a Brazilian subcontractor – the MBDA Business Center is here to support your business compete globally.

MBDA and its Business Center will work with your minority-owned business from client engagement through international deal closure and beyond, as a partner. The MBDA Business Center was created to provide the following services: prepare clients for international business through export readiness assessment, market entry strategies, tailored market research and cultural awareness training. MBDA business services include providing access to international trade finance, markets and contracts. Ensuring MBDA clients are not only prepared for international business opportunities, but are aware of the ones that best match their company’s capabilities.

The MBDA Business Center has targeted Brazil and greater Latin America, as well as other emerging markets, during its first year of operation. The time is now for minority-owned firms to export their goods and services. Working together with MBDA Business Center, your business can increase profits, acquire new clients, and secure long-term growth and prosperity by entering and expanding into international markets.  

Contact the MBDA Business Center for more information and to begin your firm’s journey into global commerce. Whether your company is headquartered in Tucson or Toledo, the MBDA Business Center is here to serve you.

For more information contact David Leister, Project Manager of the MBDA Business Center San Antonio Global Initiatives, dleister@sanantoniombdacenter.com or 210-458-2480.

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