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July 2013
MBDA National Director David Hinson

Another Year of Record Breaking Performance for MBDA

The numbers are in and the report is out! Last month, the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) released its Annual Performance Report for Fiscal Year 2012 and we are proud to report that FY 2012 was another successful year for the Minority Business Development Agency, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and most importantly for the American business owners that we serve. In FY 2012, MBDA helped create and retain 16,730 jobs, the highest level in the 44-year history of the Agency. This was achieved by helping MBDA clients obtain over $3.6 billion in contracts and capital awards.

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Health Care

News to Use: Implementing the Affordable Care Act

The New HealthCare.gov and the Health Insurance Marketplace

Health insurance is changing in important ways in 2014. HealthCare.gov is ready to help you with the upcoming changes, especially one of the most important: the opening of the new Health Insurance Marketplace.

Answering your questions about health coverage

The resources and tools made available on the website will help you understand your new health coverage options so you can enroll in a plan that works for you and your family. If you run a business, the site will help you find a plan that works for you and your employees. Self-employed? You’re covered too.

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Trade Mission to Latin American

Virginia Entrepreneur Makes Connection to Expand Business Opportunities

Jorge Lozano said he arrived in America from his native Bolivia when he was 10 years old with a suitcase full of clothes and pocket full of dreams. Today, 50 years later, Lozano is the President and CEO of Condortech Services, Inc., an integrated security solutions company that protects over $1.8 billion in assets in Washington, D.C.

In his 2013 State of the Union speech, President Obama outlined his vision for making America a magnet for investment, innovation, and economic growth. He said that if we are going to keep our economy growing, we need to ensure that opportunities to prosper are open to all the innovative risk-takers and entrepreneurs who are pursuing the American dream, especially our minority business entrepreneurs.

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MBDA Business Center

MBDA Business Center Spotlight: Los Angeles

About 15 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, in the largest city on the West Coast, is MBDA’s Los Angles Business Center.

To meet the diverse needs of their clients, the Los Angeles MBDA Business Center staffs two offices. One office is located on the campus of the University of Southern California and allows clients to benefit from the resources of academia. While the second office, located at city hall in the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Economic and Business Policy, brings clients closer to the connections of local government and private industry. Their unique service model continues to yield tremendous results in providing the Los Angeles minority business community with valuable business resources including access to contracts and capital.

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Webinar

New this Month: The MBDA Global Webinar Series

MBDA has partnered with the International Trade Administration (ITA) to offer a global webinar series. We invite you to take a closer look at exporting, increase your knowledge of various export markets, and learn how to leverage the resources of the federal government.

The 2013 Global Webinar Series’ topics include:

  • July 24: How to Meet International Buyers - In this webinar you will learn about U.S. government programs to help you identify buyers and generate sales. Learn about customized market research, B2B matchmaking, as well as how to leverage the best trade shows.

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Upcoming Events

 

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National Urban League Conference
July 24-27, 2013

The National Urban League’s 2013 Annual Conference is an opportunity to interact with thousands of the nation’s most influential community leaders, top policy-makers, academicians, business leaders and executives.

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