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MBDA Business Center Spotlight: Houston Grand Opening

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Created on March 17, 2014

The Houston MBDA Business Center held their grand opening ceremony March 5.

Houston Open House

The kick-off event started with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the center, followed by a roundtable discussion with local business leaders. Candace C. Shiver, Esq., MBDA’s Special Advisor to the Office of the National Director and Roger Harris, Houston MBDA's Program Director, spoke with participants about local challenges minority businesses face and opportunities for enhancement and growth.

The grand opening ceremony was held later that afternoon at the Houston Community College (HCC) administration building.

"We are proud to be able to help minority businesses access procurement opportunities, markets and capital to create jobs," said Harris during the ceremony.

Harris most recently worked as the External Affairs Manager of the City of Houston’s Office of Business Opportunity. Previously, he was the owner of Beta Financial Resources, LLC, and served as a Business Consultant with the Houston Business Development, Inc.

In September 2013, MBDA awarded HCC $900,000 to operate the Houston MBDA Business Center for the next three years.

For more information on the Houston MBDA Business Center, please visit

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