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June 2014

Video Message from National Director Alejandra Y. Castillo

June Video Message from National Director Castillo

MED Week Conference 2014

Registration Now Open for the 2014 National Minority Enterprise Development Week Conference

Minority business owners looking for a boost to their bottom line can now register for an event that could take them to the next level.

Registration is now open for the 2014 National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Conference.

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MOU Signing

Meeting the Needs of Asian American and Pacific Islander Businesses and Entrepreneurs

More than a century after its passage, an act of legislation with the potential to transform the Federal Government’s purchasing practices in Indian Country finally has the force of law.

Five years ago, on February 17, 2009, less than a month into his first term, President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. At the time, the country was experiencing the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Private employers had already cut almost 4 million jobs, trillions in dollars in household wealth had been wiped out, and the economy’s total output was in the midst of its sharpest downturn of the postwar era.

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Legislative Corner

MBDA Business Center Spotlight: Santa Fe, NM – New Mexico Native American Economic Summit

The American Indian Chamber of Commerce of New Mexico, along with the New Mexico Indian Affairs Department, hosted the 8th Annual New Mexico Native American Economic Summit, May 20-22 in Albuquerque, N.M.

The intent of the summit was to promote the development of a healthy, self-sufficient American Indian Economy, both on and off the reservation.  The mission was both simple and powerful:  “To help Native People achieve successful economic development initiatives while incorporating, strengthening and building upon tribal values,” said Ted Pedro, Director, Santa Fe MBDA Business Center.

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National Journall The Next America Making America Work

National Director Castillo Keynotes National Journal The Next America: Making America Work

Join National Journal for the fourth Next America summit as they convene the nation's key opinion leaders for a robust discussion about minority financial empowerment, workforce development and entrepreneurship. They will explore questions such as: How can government grow the economy and improve the job market for all of its citizens? How can the public and private sectors best equip U.S. minorities with the skills they need for work? How do small businesses impact community growth? And what is the future of minority entrepreneurship?

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Upcoming Events


Featured Event


Reservation Economic Summit (RES) DC
June 24-26

RES DC is another multifaceted event from The National Center which will feature unparalleled access to respected tribal leaders, members of congress, federal agency representatives, state and local elected officials and top CEO’s, on a national platform.

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