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March 2013
MBDA National Director David Hinson

Director Hinson's Column

Two critical segments of our nation’s economy were brought to center stage this month, the Native American and Alaska Native and women-owned business communities. I had the privilege of speaking at the 27th Annual National Reservation Economic Summit (RES) hosted by The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development.

Each year, The National Center brings tribal leaders together with numerous industry leaders, CEOs, as well as state and local elected officials, for discussions on how to strengthen the Native American and Alaska Native business community.

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MBDA Congratulates Clients on Recent Appointments to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Manufacturing Council

On March 14, 2013, the U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank announced the appointment of 26 members to the 2013 Manufacturing Council (Council). The Council is comprised of up to 30 members that represent a diverse cross section of the manufacturing industry. 

Among the new members of the 2013 Manufacturing Council are MBDA Business Center clients Christie Wong Barrett of Mac Arthur Corporation and Andra Rush of The Rush Group. Headquartered in Michigan, both companies are industry leaders with expertise that spans decades and operations that reach national and international markets.

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Spotlight on: MBDA Global Business Center

According to Ernst & Young’s “Six Trends Shaping the Global World,” 70% of world growth over the next several years will come from emerging markets. The emerging markets in Brazil, Russia, India, and China, commonly referred to as BRIC will represent 50% of global gross domestic product growth (GDP). Furthermore, between now and 2050 world population is estimated to grow by around 2.43 billion and global GDP reach $56 trillion.

If you're ready to explore exporting, the MBDA Global Business Center in San Antonio, Texas can provide the help you need. Created in the fall of 2012 to assist minority-owned companies increase their revenue through international business opportunities, the MBDA Global Business Center facilitates international strategic partnerships.

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