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Strategic Business Partnership

MBDA Builds Partnerships Increasing Opportunities For Minority Entrepreneurs

MBDA strategic partnerships will provide unprecedented opportunities to minority-owned businesses, increasing their global competitive advantage and their capabilities to create jobs. These partnership assists firms that show promise of growth and sustainability in today’s marketplace.


Name of Partner

Partnership Benefits

California High-Speed Rail

To identify minority business enterprises (MBEs) vendor contractors that have the capacity, scale and sustainability to be a catalyst for change in California rail projects.

CEO Connection

To increase the number of minority CEOs’ access to information, people and resources available through CEO Connection. Also to provide more minority firms with access to technical assistance and business opportunities offered through MBDA and its Business Center network.

Department of Energy

To provide technical assistance and information to MBEs for the purpose of increasing the number of opportunities available through the US. Department of Energy.


Healthcare Supplier Diversity Alliance

To aid in healthcare supplier diversity through education and creating pathways to future opportunities.

Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC)

To help minority-owned businesses grow and compete through access to alternative forms of capital.  Also, to provide training and technical assistance to minority firms, while also opening doors of opportunity for these businesses to connect directly with investors and capital providers. 

National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF)

To enhance economic opportunities presented to minority-owned law firms.  Also, to provide minority-owned businesses with access to quality law firms and legal representation, and to promote relationships, networking, and strategic partnerships between MBDA business clients and NAMWOLF’s member firms.

Supply Nation

To collaborate with MBDA on the Indigenous Business Development Initiative in Australian market.

The White House Initiative on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders

To increase the awareness of AAPI-owned business opportunities in trade, exporting contracting opportunities through training and webinars. Also, to develop a joint strategy to improve AAPI business engagement and technical assistance.

U.S. International Trade Administration

To assist minority companies in developing export potential through increased awareness and use of existing ITA products and services; increase ITA and MBDA cooperation at the regional and district office/local level, especially in regard to export counseling and trade finance training for minority firms.

U.S. Export-Import Bank

To facilitate the export of goods and services from U.S. MBEs through outreach and financing if appropriate.

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