On Wednesday, January 26, 2011, the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) conducted a briefing for House and Senate staff designed to provide attendees with an overview of the Agency and the critical role the minority business community plays in the overall national economy.
This event, co-hosted by U.S. Senator Robert P. Casey (PA) and U.S. Rep. Bobby L. Rush (IL-01), included remarks from both hosts as well as U.S. Rep. Frederica S. Wilson (FL-17).
MBDA National Director David Hinson, as well as National Deputy Director Alejandra Castillo, spoke to the benefits of a robust minority business community as an engine of economic growth and a driver of job creation. The briefing represents one of many steps MBDA is taking to engage policymakers on the issues of most importance to minority businesses.