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Press Room December 2011

U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson to Lead Infrastructure Trade Mission to India

March Business Development Mission will Make Stops in Delhi, Jaipur and Mumbai

Secretary Bryson to Lead India Trade MissionAt the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Commerce Secretary and former CEO John Bryson laid out his priorities for the Department of Commerce, including supporting advanced manufacturing, increasing exports, and attracting more investment to America from all over the world.  In conjunction with those priorities, the Department of Commerce is announcing that Secretary Bryson will lead his first trade mission, March 25-30, 2012, focusing on infrastructure opportunities in India.  The focus of the mission is to promote U.S. exports and discuss trade policy issues in response to India’s goal of investing $1 trillion in infrastructure development during the next five years. 

“Exports are leading the U.S. economic recovery and contributing to future economic growth and job creation in America,” said Secretary Bryson. “Selling more made-in-USA infrastructure products to India will help U.S. companies grow and hire more people while helping India meet its ambitious goals to dramatically improve it roads, railway and bridges.”

Join MBDA Network to Create Jobs and Grow Minority-Owned Enterprises

December 12, 2011
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Email: public_affairs@mbda.gov

Grant Competition for Three MBDA Business Centers Announced

WASHINGTON (December 12, 2011) - The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) today announced a competitive solicitation for applications from prospective candidates to operate a MBDA Business Center in three distinct areas of the United States: Houston, TX, the State of Louisiana, and either the State of Mississippi or the State of Tennessee. The successful applicants will join a network of more than 35 MBDA Business Centers across the United States, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

The primary objective of the MBDA Business Centers is to provide strategic business consulting services to minority firms that will result in increased public and private sector contract opportunities and capital investments. An outcome of the services offered by the MBDA Business Centers is the creation and retention of jobs for Americans.

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