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November 2013
Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month

As we celebrate Native American Heritage Month the Minority Business Development Agency would like to pay tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans. While we take great pride in honoring their many accomplishments and contributions to American society, I want to highlight their contributions to the U.S. economy and the minority business community.

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Phoenix MBDA Business Center to Host 1st Annual Global Business Conference

Phoenix MBDA Business Center to Host 1st Annual Global Business Conference

The Phoenix MBDA Business Center will partner with the Thunderbird School of Global Management on November 21 to host its first Global Business Conference. The idea began as the result of a casual conversation between Alika Kumar, Project Director of the Phoenix MBDA Business Center and a former professor. They both saw the need to ensure that the Arizona minority-owned business community is informed about the business opportunities that exist outside of the U.S.

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DCD Construction Experiences Exponential Growth after One Year as MBDA Client!

At the age of 21, Elliott Davis set out to launch a successful business...mission accomplished!  Having learned the construction industry from his father, Mr. Davis founded DCD Construction in 1998 and within eight years of operation grew the business to $1 million in annual revenue. By 2012, DCD was landing contracts up to $3 million, respectable earnings by any standards, but nothing compared to what he would achieve after becoming a client of the Mobile MBDA Business Center.

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David A. Hinson & Alejandra Y. Castillo

MBDA Leaders Receive Awards & Recognition

David A. Hinson, MBDA National Director, was selected as one of Diversity Plus magazine’s 2013 Top 30 Champions of Diversity. Hinson was selected for his demonstrated leadership, and for going above and beyond to mentor and assist with the growth of minority-owned firms.

Alejandra Y. Castillo, MBDA National Deputy Director, was one of five recipients of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s first Hispanic Business Community Awards. The awards recognized the impact of Latino business leaders on the Greater Washington, DC community and Castillo was recognized for her public service leadership.

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Annual Global Business Conference 2013
November 21

The Phoenix MBDA Business Center in partnership with Thunderbird School of Global Management is hosting its first Global Business Conference on Thursday, November 21, 2013. We invite you to come and learn about global opportunities, and the resources available to help expand your customer base globally.

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