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  • 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.

  • Submitted on 20 April 2016

    WASHINGTON (April 20, 2016) —The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) today announced Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. as a grant recipient to operate a MBDA Business Center in Chicago.

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

    Federal Funding Per Year: Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. ($312,750) to operate the MBDA Business Center in Chicago.

  • Submitted on 20 April 2016

    WASHINGTON (April 20, 2016) —  The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) today announced Georgia Tech Research Corporation as a grant recipient to operate an MBDA Business Center in the city of Atlanta.

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

    Federal Funding Per Year: Georgia Tech Research Corporation ($298,255) to operate the MBDA Business Center in Atlanta.

  • Submitted on 18 April 2016

    Hannover Messe is the world’s largest industrial technology trade fair and for the first time in the fair’s modern history, the United States is the official partner country.

    The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), will join President Obama, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and top business leaders from around the world at the Hannover Messe trade fair April 25 - 29, 2016 in Hannover, Germany. 

    MBDA National Director Alejandra Y. Castillo will lead a delegation of minority business owners and stakeholders to demonstrate not only the value of minority business enterprises’ (MBEs) products and services, but also opportunities to advance transatlantic trade and access to U.S. markets through collaboration with minority businesses.

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