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  • Submitted on 26 December 2012

    David Hinson AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY
    Minority Enterprise Development Week Conference
    Washington, DC

    Thursday, December 6, 2012

    Welcome to the 2012 Minority Enterprise Development Week Conference. How many of you had the opportunity to attend the Inter-American Bank reception last night. For those who did not make it, it was a wonderful opportunity to build relationships with fellow CEO and learn about the extraordinary economic opportunities in Brazil.

  • Submitted on 26 December 2012

    AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY
    Inter-American Development Bank
    Washington, DC

    Wednesday, December 5, 2012

    Thank you Gustavo for that kind introduction and for all you did behind the scenes to make tonight’s event possible. Your Excellency Mauro Vieira and Señor Luis Alberto Moreno on behalf the Department of Commerce, I extend greetings from Acting Secretary Rebecca Blank and Under Secretary for International Trade Francisco Sanchez.

  • Submitted on 26 December 2012

    David Hinson As Delivered
    Friday, October 5, 2012

    It’s my pleasure to be here this afternoon on behalf of the Minority Business Development Agency, which is a part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. As new national recognition is being given to the growth and success of minority-owned businesses as leaders in job creation, MBDA has stepped up its game and added more efficiencies through the 40 MBDA Business Centers across the country that work with minority businesses of all sizes.

  • Submitted on 21 December 2012

    David Hinson As Delivered
    Denver, Colorado
    Wednesday, October 31, 2012

    Thank you for the kind introduction.

    It’s my pleasure to be here this afternoon on behalf of the Minority Business Development Agency, which is a part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. As new national recognition is being given to the growth and success of minority-owned businesses as leaders in job creation, MBDA has stepped up its game and added more efficiencies through the 40 MBDA Business Centers across the country that work with minority businesses of all sizes.

  • Submitted on 21 December 2012

    MBDA National Director David A. Hinson

     
    As Delivered
    Tuesday, September 20, 2012

    Thank you Congressman Ellison for the kind introduction.  MBDA certainly enjoys working with you to the benefit of our MBDA Business Center in Minneapolis and appreciates your leadership on this important issue. For the last 43 years, the Minority Business Development Agency has been the only federal agency specifically tasked to support the growth and global expansion of minority-owned businesses, and serves minority entrepreneurs across the country.

    MBDA helps minority-owned firms create jobs, impact local economies and compete successfully in domestic and global marketplaces.  In a nutshell, we provide access to capital, access to contracts, and access to market; and that is what I would like to focus on today. We encourage our clients to explore new markets in their communities, regions and even globally.

  • Submitted on 20 April 2012

    MBDA National Director David A. Hinson MBDA National Director David A. Hinson
    As Delivered

    Tuesday, April 10, 2012

    Thank you, Congressman Rangel, for that kind introduction. When Charlie Rangel speaks, something inside makes you want to say, Amen. Amen, Congressman, to your concern for those in need of a helping hand. Amen, to your willingness to speak truth to power. Amen, to your willingness to fight on the battlefield of Korea and in the halls of Congress. And on behalf of my generation, I want to thank you for passing a torch that is still lit and I promise you that we will work together to achieve your vision of a greater America.

    It is always joy to share the stage with SBA Administrator Karen Mills. When SBA comes to an event, they come six or seven people deep. This speaks to the awesome power of SBA and the focused and excellent leadership of Karen Mills and Deputy Administrator Marie Johns. I, too, am glad to represent President Barack Obama, Secretary John Bryson and the “One Commerce” team here today. Before I continue I would like to introduce members of our New York team who have joined us today -- MBDA Regional Director Hayward Davenport and Imani Bennett.

  • Submitted on 28 March 2012

    MBDA National Director David A. Hinson
    AS DELIVERED
    Tuesday, February 21, 2012

    CONTACT OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE, EDUCATION & INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
    202-482-6272

    Thank you Bridget for that kind introduction.  Good morning. On behalf of President Barack Obama and Secretary of Commerce John Bryson, it is a pleasure to welcome you to the opening of our newest MBDA Business Center – The MBDA Federal Procurement Center

    We are fortunate to have several members of congress with us today who have been leaders in supporting job growth through the minority business community….. a community that adds over $1 trillion dollars of economic output to the US Economy and directly and indirectly accounts for over 16 million jobs.

    Please give a warm round of applause for: Congressman Chaka Fatah, from Pennsylvania and Congressman Steve Cohen, from Tennessee.  We may be joined a little later by Congressman Bobby Schilling from Illinois and a good friend of MBDA, Congresswoman Judy Chu from California

  • Submitted on 09 March 2012

    MBDA National Director David A. Hinson
    As Delivered

    On behalf of President Barack Obama and Secretary John Bryson, I am delighted to be here at this the 26th Annual Reservation Economic Summit. I want to thank your leaders, Margo Gray-Proctor and President Davis, the Board of Directors and Tribal leaders for inviting me to speak to you today. NCAIED enjoys a strong relationship with the U.S. Department of Commerce and my Agency, the Minority Business Development Agency, and we look forward to continuing to grow this relationship as we work together to expand the export capability of Indian Country and create new jobs.

    Before I start, I would like to introduce some members of the Department of Commerce.  You’ll be hearing from them on panels and I hope you’ll have a chance to speak with them during the conference.  With us are: Dee Ann Alexander, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Commerce for Native American Affairs; Holden Hoofnagle, Chief for Business Development at MBDA; Salvador Enriquez, who is chief of our West Coast Region; George Mui, Global business consultant; JoAnn Hill our head of MED Week; and Otis Turner, Senior Business Development Specialist out of our San Francisco office.

  • Submitted on 28 February 2012

    David HinsonBoard of Directors Retreat
    San Juan, Puerto Rico
    As Delivered

    I’d like to thank Francis Onwualu, Art Queen, and the board of directors of the National Association of Minority Contractors for inviting me to be with you. It’s always great to see old friends and I hope I’ll have an opportunity to meet those of you I don’t know. Before I get started, I would like to recognize a key member our team – Otis Turner – from our San Francisco office. Otis, please stand.  Otis is outstanding and has helped many of our clients build their businesses.  Before you leave, you need to make sure you meet him and get his business card.  He is a key contact for your company!

    I am delighted to be here on behalf of President Obama and Secretary of Commerce John Bryson. Last month, in his State of the Union address, President Obama spoke about laying the foundation for an Economy Built to Last.  An economy based on fairness, where everyone has a fair chance, does their fair share and plays by the same rules. This is the type of America that I believe all of us want; the type of America that so many of our grandparents and great-grandparents worked for…and in some instances, died for.

  • Submitted on 30 September 2011

    David HinsonWashington, DC
    September 28, 2011
    As Prepared

    Thank you Voice of God for that kind introduction. Welcome to the 29th annual Minority Enterprise Development Week Conference.  On behalf of President Barack Obama and Acting Secretary of Commerce Dr. Rebecca Blank, we are delighted you could join us for this very important event.

    This year in addition to our many guests from across the Nation, we have visitors from Turkey, England, China, and other parts of the world. And, we all come together not just to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit that exists in this nation and around the world. But we come together to learn about business opportunities in the global marketplace and to network and to build stronger relationships across industry sectors.

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