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About this Center
San Jose MBDA Business Center is a federally funded project by The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency, and ASIAN, Inc. of San Francisco.
The San Jose MBDA Business Center is an entrepreneurially-focused program; our primary objective is to assist the integration and participation of the minority-owned business community in the nation’s economic growth. Understanding that this is a task that requires synergies beyond the efforts of a single organization, we have established a private/public, multi-industry-sector network of buyers, suppliers and service providers that results in a holistic, added value business service to our partners and clients.
In order to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the center and to cover the major economic activity hubs in the Bay Area we are headquartered in San Jose, with satellite office in San Francisco.
In FY2011 MBDA helped California minority businesses to win 128 contracts totaling $167,304,277, and obtain $82,763,309 in capital through 45 financial transactions.
For clients with gross annual revenues of $500,000 or more, California completed a total of 152 transactions for $224,241,118. For businesses with annual gross revenues below $500,000, California completed 21 transactions totaling $25,826,468.
MBDA’s California clients created 824 new jobs in FY2011.
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.