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MBDA Business Center New Orleans, Louisiana

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About this Center

Learn more about the Business Center Performance
The MBDA Business Center located in New Orleans, LA is operated by the Louisiana Minority Business Council. The center is part of a national network of funded centers located in major cities throughout the United States. The center works with minority business enterprises to generate increased financing and contract opportunities and to create and retain jobs.

The mission of the center is to strengthen the US economy by helping ethnic minority businesses create or retain jobs, and build economically vibrant socially responsible entrepreneurs, businesses, and communities.

» Learn more about the Business Center Performance.

» Annual Analysis of State’s Small Business Activities

Our Strategy

Develop a work plan according to the client capabilities and needs
Identify referral sources for MBEs not qualified for MBE
Identify procurement opportunities based on client competencies
Broker financial transactions between clients and financing sources
Provide tailored business consulting to assist obtain requisites disadvantage business certifications as well as other management consulting services
Promote MBC clients to both the public and private sectors
Assist qualified MBEs with acquisitions or venture capital deals

The LAMBC seeks to form strategic business alliances between MBE’s, majority corporations and local, state and federal government agencies.

Core Business Services

Global Business Development
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
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
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
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
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.


400 Poydras Street, Suite 1965
New Orleans, LA    70130
Project Director: Alvin-o Williams

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Staff Information

Alvin-o Williams
Project Director

Alvin-o Williams is a dynamic leader who focused on improving the economic opportunity and impact of the small and micro business community.  He holds and Bachelors of Science in Scientific & Technical Communications, a Jurist Doctorate in Law, a Certificate of Leadership, and is a trained Six Sigma Black Belt.  Alvin-o has a vast amount of experience in micro, small and minority business development as a consultant, manager and senior executive and is a strong advocate for micro and small business owners.



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