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Press Room August 2013

Nominations Sought for 2013 National MED Week Awards

August 20, 2013
Contact: Al Betancourt - MBDA Press Secretary
Email: abetancourt@mbda.gov


Program Recognizing Outstanding Achievements of Minority Entrepreneurs, Individuals, Organizations

WASHINGTON (August 20, 2013) —The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) today announced that it is accepting nominations for the 2013 National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Awards competition. The program celebrates and recognizes the outstanding achievements of minority entrepreneurs, as well as individuals and organizations that have demonstrated leadership and commitment in advancing the minority business community.

“The MED Week awards were created to recognize individuals and firms who exemplify entrepreneurial innovation and a commitment to creating jobs and keeping our nation competitive in the global economy,” said David A. Hinson, MBDA National Director. “With nearly six million minority-owned businesses across the United States, we know there is potential for a robust slate of candidates to choose from. We look forward to the opportunity to shine a light on some of these outstanding business leaders.”

U.S. Exports Reach All-Time High of $191.2 Billion in June

The United States exported a record $191.2 billion of goods and services in June 2013, according to trade data was released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) of the U.S. Commerce Department. U.S. exports in June 2013 reached an all-time high, exceeding the previous record of $188.7 billion set in December 2012.

Upcoming Missions

Smart Cities Infrastructure Trade Mission: India

Explore the Indian Market for Smart City Infrastructure

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Announces First Business Development Mission to Mexico

Grow your Sales in Mexico

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced she will lead her first business development mission to Mexico City and Monterrey from November 18-22, 2013. This mission will further elevate and strengthen this dynamic bilateral commercial and economic relationship and highlight new U.S. business opportunities with Mexico.

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