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About this Center
The Boston MBDA Business Center is a program federally-funded by the U. S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and operated by the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council. The Council has been dedicated to serving MBEs in New England for over 35 years.
The Center provides enhanced access to vetted, highly capable and competitive MBEs, which will help drive the buyer’s business through competitive pricing, innovation and quality goods and services. The Center will also provide strategic advice on supplier diversity programs to help make buyers more effective and efficient in meeting its goals.
The Boston Business Center offers services to MBEs owned and controlled by:
- US citizens or resident aliens admitted for lawful admission to the United States and that
- Fall into specific ethnic minority groups: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian and Pacific Islander Americans, Native Americans (including Alaska Natives, Alaska Native Corporations and Tribal entities), Asian Indian Americans and Hasidic Jewish Americans. See 15 CFR § 1400.1-.2 and Executive Order 11625.
Although the Boston Business Center can offer services to all MBE firms, target clients include eligible MBE firms with one or both of the following characteristics:
- Annual revenues of over $1,000,000 or
- On track for rapid growth, with the capability of generating significant employment and long term economic growth.
The Center will provide enhanced access to vetted, highly capable and competitive MBEs, which will help drive the buyer’s business through competitive pricing, innovation and quality goods and services. The Center will also provide strategic advice on supplier diversity programs to help make buyers more effective and efficient in meeting its goals.
Core Business Services
|Global Business Development|
Services include identification of export markets, facilitation of global transactions, international trade missions and market analysis, and overseas market promotion assistance.
|Access to Capital|
Services include identification of domestic and global financing opportunities, equity financing, brokerage of financial transactions, identification and closure of merger and acquisition transactions.
|Access to Contracts|
Services include identification of procurement opportunities, solicitation analysis, bid and proposal preparation, negotiation and closing, research contract award histories.
|Access to Markets|
Services include government procurement assistance, private sector contract identification and specialized certification assistance including 8(a), and assistance with market research.
|Strategic Business Consulting|
Services include sales consulting and forecasting, market feasibility studies, operations management and quality control, bid preparation and bonding (construction), and manufacturing facility leasing.