MBDA National Director will speak at the 2006 USHCC Convention in Philadelphia, PA on September 21
PHILADELPHIA, PA—The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) today announced it will form a new partnership with the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USHCC) to join efforts in analyzing and developing economic data and identifying more procurement opportunities for the nation’s 1.6 million Hispanic businesses.
“Hispanic Americans are playing an ever-expanding role in setting the direction of our country with Hispanic businesses as one of the fastest growing segments of the U.S. economy,” said National Director of the Minority Business Development Agency Ronald Langston. “Our innovative and entrepreneurial spirit is thriving in America, and I look forward to working with the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
Annual National MED Week Conference Recognize Anniversary of Katrina
WASHINGTON, DC –On the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, August 29, 2006, the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) will kick off the National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week conference in Washington, DC at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.
“August 29th marks the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which changed the lives of many Americans,” said MBDA National Director Ronald N. Langston. “As we launch into MED Week, MBDA is rededicating the Agency’s commitment to rebuilding minority businesses affected by Hurricane Katrina.” The MED Week 2006 Conference will feature two workshops that will educate minority entrepreneurs on how they can take part in the rebuilding efforts in the Gulf Coast, gain access to contracting opportunities and learn about tax incentives in the Gulf.
“Recognizing the challenges that Gulf Coast minority business owners would face in trying to reestablish their businesses such as filing for disaster loans, finding alternative credit sources, rebuilding business records, infrastructure and inventory, MBDA launched into action a year ago” said Mr. Langston. “Under our Rebuilding the Gulf Initiative, we have opened satellite
offices in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana to assist minority businesses with management and technical assistance. We expect to extend our reach into Biloxi, Mississippi and Mobile, Alabama, too.”