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  • Submitted on 28 April 2016

    WASHINGTON (April 28, 2016) —The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) today announced Dallas Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council as a grant recipient to operate a MBDA Business Center in Dallas. The federal funding ($301,675) will be distributed annually during a five-year period with a start date of April 1, 2016.

    The grant program is designed to help minority-owned firms across the nation create jobs, develop their business, and compete in the global economy.

    A key component of MBDA’s Business Center Network is providing minority firms with access to technical expertise and resources to grow their businesses.     

  • Submitted on 27 April 2016

    The number of women-owned firms rose 26.8 percent from 2007 to 2012, from 7.8 million to 9.9 million businesses. In contrast, the number of all firms increased 2.0 percent during the same period, from 27.1 million to 27.6 million.

    Also on the rise, the increase in receipts for women-owned firms outpaced that of all firms during the period. Women-owned firms totaled $1.4 trillion in receipts in 2012, an increase of 18.7 percent from $1.2 trillion in 2007. Receipts for all firms grew 11.7 percent during the same period — from $30.0 trillion in 2007 to $33.5 trillion.

  • Submitted on 26 April 2016

    Potential Regional Innovation Strategies Program Applicants:

    Ensuring that entrepreneurs across the nation have access to the tools they need to move their ideas and inventions from their laboratories and garages to the market is a top priority for President Obama and his Administration.

    To continue advancing this key priority, today, the Economic Development Administration released the Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) and began accepting applications for the 2016 round of Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) Program funding. 

  • Submitted on 21 April 2016

    WASHINGTON (April 20, 2016) —The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) today announced the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as a grant recipient to operate an MBDA Business Center in El Paso.

    The federal funding will be distributed during a five-year period with a start date of April 1, 2016.

    Federal Funding Per Year: El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce ($285,400), to operate the MBDA Business Center in El Paso, Texas.

  • Submitted on 21 April 2016

    WASHINGTON (April 20, 2016) —The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) today announced the University of Texas at San Antonio as a grant recipient to operate an MBDA Business Center in San Antonio.

    The federal funding will be distributed during a five-year period with a start date of April 1, 2016.

    Federal Funding Per Year: The University of Texas at San Antonio ($285,400) to operate the MBDA Business Center in San Antonio.

  • Submitted on 21 April 2016

    WASHINGTON (April 20, 2016) —The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) today announced the North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development as a grant recipient to operate an MBDA Business Center in the city of Raleigh.

    The federal funding will be distributed during a five-year period with a start date of April 1, 2016.

    Federal Funding Per Year: North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development ($294,100) to operate the MBDA Business Center in Raleigh, Charlotte, or Durham, N.C.

  • Submitted on 21 April 2016

    WASHINGTON (April 20, 2016) —The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) today announced  Associacion Productos de Puerto Rico as a grant recipient to operate an MBDA Business Center in San Juan.

    The federal funding will be distributed during a five-year period with a start date of April 1, 2016.

    Federal Funding Per Year: Asociación Productos De Puerto Rico, Inc. ($285,400) to operate the MBDA Business Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

  • Submitted on 21 April 2016

    WASHINGTON (April 20, 2016) —The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) today announced that the Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc., is a grant recipient to operate an MBDA Business Center here.

    The federal funding will be distributed during a five-year period with a start date of April 1, 2016.

    Federal Funding Per Year: Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. ($310,550) to operate the MBDA Business Center in Washington, D.C., or Northern Virginia.

  • Submitted on 21 April 2016

    WASHINGTON (April 20, 2016) —The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) today announced the University of Hawaii as a grant recipient to operate an MBDA Business Center in Honolulu.

    The federal funding will be distributed during a five-year period with a start date of April 1, 2016.

    Federal Funding Per Year: University of Hawaii ($291,275) to operate the MBDA Business Center in Honolulu.

  • Submitted on 20 April 2016

    WASHINGTON (April 20, 2016) —The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) today announced the University of Southern California as a grant recipient to operate an MBDA Business Center in Los Angeles.

    The federal funding will be distributed during a five-year period with a start date of April 1, 2016.

    Federal Funding Per Year: University of Southern California ($317, 900) to operate the MBDA Business Center in Los Angeles.

 

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