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Press Room May 2013
The U.S. Government, in keeping with the National Export Initiative, is committed to sponsoring an unprecedented number of trade missions focusing on the most innovative and competitive sectors of our economy. The Department of Commerce trade missions are overseas programs for U.S. firms that want to explore and pursue export opportunities by meeting directly with potential clients in their markets.
May 23, 2013
Agency makes $6.3 million available to launch six new MBDA Business Centers
WASHINGTON (May 23, 2013) — The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) today announced a solicitation for applications from prospective candidates to operate six new MBDA Business Centers in Baltimore, Houston, New York City, San Francisco, St. Louis and Washington, D.C. The successful applicants will join a network of more than 30 MBDA Business Centers across the United States and Puerto Rico. Grant amounts will range from $300,000 to $500,000 per year for a three-year cycle.
“The MBDA Business Center program is critical to furthering the Agency’s mission in assisting minority-owned businesses in gaining access to contracts, access to capital, and access to markets,” said David A. Hinson, MBDA National Director. “It is our goal to ensure the continued success of minority-owned firms who, in turn, strengthen the economy and create American jobs.”
May 23, 2013
Agency makes $1.02 million available to launch MBDA Business Center in one location with Large American Indian and Alaska Native Populations
WASHINGTON (May 23, 2013) — The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) today announced a solicitation for applications from prospective candidates to operate a new MBDA Business Center in one National location with a significant American Indian or Alaska Native population. Applicants are required to choose one of the following locations: Bridgeport, Conn., Buffalo, N.Y., Green Bay, Wis., Jackson, Miss., Milwaukee or Portland, Ore. The successful applicant will join a network of more than 30 MBDA Business Centers across the United States and Puerto Rico. The grant amount will be $255,000 per year for a four year cycle.
“The American Indian and Alaskan Native business community comprises approximately 200,000 companies and generates nearly $27 billion in annual revenue,” said David A. Hinson, MBDA National Director. “It is our goal to ensure the continued success of all minority-owned firms who in turn strengthen the economy and create American jobs.”
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May 14, 2013
Thank you for the kind introduction.
On behalf of President Barack Obama and Deputy Secretary of Commerce Dr. Rebecca Blank, I am delighted to be here at Connect 2013.
Allow me to acknowledge the traditional owner of this land and the elders past and present.
I would like to thank Charles Prouse, the Supply Nation Board of Directors and the entire Supply Nation team for inviting me here today and for bringing us all together.
Remarks by MBDA National Director David Hinson at the Congressman Rangel: Business and Innovation Conference
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New York City
April 4, 2013
Thanks you for the kind introduction. I am delighted to be here with you at this business and innovation conference and it is always a good day when you can follow your boss at the podium.
I have had the occasion to work with Dr. Blank for several years now as she guided the Department of Commerce and I can say first hand that she is one of our nation’s finest leaders. Dr. Blank, thank you for your great work and great leadership. Please join me in giving her another round of applause!
I also want to echo, the thank you to both Senior Vice Chancellor Hershenson and to Congressman Rangel for their tremendous service to the people of New York and to our Nation. And I would be remiss if I did not recognize those from this district and from the City of New York who lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as those who served in the military defending our freedoms and our opportunities.