San Antonio MBDA Business Center Project Director Orestes Hubbard discussed what it takes to become export ready and how Hubbard and his team facilitated $200 million in global transactions for minority-owned businesses.
The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) plans to conduct tribal consultation meetings with federally recognized tribes, American Indian and Alaska Native business/trade/economic organizations, and American Indian and Alaska Native-owned firms, between October 2016 and February 2017.
The purpose of these tribal consultations are to provide a venue for tribal leaders share insights, make recommendations and discuss concerns regarding MBDA’s business development and entrepreneurial services in Indian Country.
MBDA GUIDE FOR THE SUBMISSION OF UNSOLICITED PROPOSALS
The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) provides this information as a summary of the unsolicited proposal process. Parties that submit unsolicited proposals to MBDA are required to review current regulations to ensure the proposal meets MBDA and Department of Commerce requirements and the MBDA mission prior to submission. Please direct all unsolicited proposals and correspondence to:
U.S. Department of Commerce
Minority Business Development Agency
1401 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20230 firstname.lastname@example.org
MBDA accepts assistance from public and private agencies and organizations in accomplishing its mission and program objectives. MBDA is authorized under Executive Order 11625 (a) to implement Federal policy in support of the minority business enterprise program; (b) provide additional technical and management assistance to disadvantaged businesses; (c) to assist in pilot and demonstration projects that further the agency’s mission; and (d) to coordinate the participation of all Federal departments and agencies in an increased minority enterprise effort. Organizations are encouraged to submit proposals that are relevant to MBDA’s mission either in response to formal MBDA solicitations and funding opportunity announcements or through self-generated unsolicited proposals.
MBDA fosters the growth and global competitiveness of U.S. businesses that are minority-owned. MBDA is building minority-owned firms of size, scale and capacity. More than 6,000 new jobs were created and thousands more were retained by minority firms in 2010 as a result of MBDA’s programs and services.
The activities of the Office of Native American Business Development (ONABD) include the provision of direct services to American Indian and Alaska Natives, fostering of intergovernmental and industry collaboration, and promotion of economic and business development opportunities in Indian Country. Community outreach has been a critical component of the ONABD’s work resulting in valuable insight and identification of economic development challenges.
Coordination and promotion of all Department of Commerce economic development initiatives with Indian Country;
Coordination of the Tribal Consultation Policy development and implementation across Commerce and in conjunction with tribal leaders;
Serve as Tribal liaison on behalf of the Secretary and the various bureaus within Commerce;
Serve as Intergovernmental Indian Country representative for Commerce working with the White House and other agencies on Indian Country initiatives and issues.
MBDA an agency in the US Department of Commerce helps create and maintain U.S. jobs by promoting the growth and global competitiveness of large, medium and small businesses owned and operated by members of the minority communities.
Through a national network of more than 40 business centers and a wide range of domestic and international strategic partners, MBDA provides Agency clients with the technical assistance and access to capital, contract opportunities and new markets that they need to create new jobs.