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Petition for Inclusion of the Arab-American Community in the Groups Eligible for MBDA Services

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Comment Submission Period is Closed.

On January 11, 2012, the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) received the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) petition requesting formal designation of Arab-Americans as a minority group that is socially or economically disadvantaged pursuant to 15 CFR Part 1400.  The formal designation of the Arab-American community as a group that is socially or economically disadvantaged would allow the members of this community to receive assistance from MBDA funded programs, such as the MBDA Business Center program.

The ADC filed a petition, pursuant to 15 CFR Part 1400.3, including information specifically related to social and economic discrimination against Arab-Americans. The United States Department of Commerce will consider the petition and requests public comment on the propriety of this designation.

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Petition for Determination of Group Eligibility for MBDA Assistance

Please submit your comments using the form below: 

All comments will be posted on this website.  If you wish to submit confidential business information (CBI), please submit the comments to the attention of Josephine Arnold and highlight the information that you consider to be CBI and explain why you believe this information should be held confidential.  MBDA will make a final determination as to whether the comments will be published or not. Comment period ends in 30 days on 6/29/2012.

View comments received as of June 11, 2012. (PDF 2.7MB)

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