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Press Room September 2012

Minority Business Development Agency Announces $6.6 Million Investment in Indian Country to Create Jobs and Support Businesses

September 14, 2012
Contact: MBDA Public Affairs
Email: public_affairs@mbda.gov

AK, CA, NM, ND and OK Receive Federal Funds

Washington, DC (September 14, 2012) — The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced the winners of a grant competition to spur job creation and economic development in states with large American Indian and Alaska Native populations. Approximately $6.6 million in Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) funds is being invested with local entities to operate new MBDA Business Centers in Anchorage, Alaska; Fresno, California; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Bismarck, North Dakota; and Tulsa, Oklahoma.

“Today’s announcement builds upon the Obama administration’s commitment to economic growth and job creation in Indian Country,” said Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank. “The new MBDA Business Centers will provide minority entrepreneurs and businesses with the expertise and tools they need to compete globally and create good paying jobs in America.”

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