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MBDA Business Center St. Louis, Missouri

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Learn more about the Business Center PerformanceThe MBDA Business Center located in St. Louis, MO is operated by the Chicago Minority Business Development Council, Incorporated. 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

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.


One Metropolitan Square, 211 North Broadway, Suite 1300
St. Louis, MO 63102
Project Director: Charles Henson

Staff Information



Charles Henson - Project Director

Charles began his career in the Design & Construction Industry having graduated from Washington University with a degree in Architecture. After thirteen (13) years in the industry Charles decided to pursue other avenues which moved him into an Entrepreneurial role. Read complete bio