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Empowering Minority Business Enterprises

Explore MBDA's commitment to fostering growth for America's minority business enterprises, fueled by our mission to create an economy of equal opportunity.

  • Propel Women Entrepreneurs

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    Through tailored programs and resources, we enable women to fully realize their potential as entrepreneurs by giving them the tools to innovate, create jobs, and build generational wealth.

  • Access Global Markets

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    From securing financing to navigating international regulations, we empower businesses to seize export opportunities, increase revenue streams, and enhance competitiveness on the global stage.

  • Drive American Manufacturing

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    By facilitating technology adoption, fostering industry partnerships, and providing strategic guidance, we help manufacturers innovate, diversify their customer base, and drive growth in the manufacturing sector.

Transform Your Business: Access Capital, Contracts, and Markets with MBDA's National Network

Discover how MBDA's national network of Business Centers, Specialty Centers, and programs deliver customized business development and industry-focused services to help MBEs access capital, contracts, and markets.

  • Business Centers

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    MBDA's one-stop-shops for MBE success. Whether you're seeking capital, competing for contracts, building relationships, or entering global markets, we're here to support your journey.

  • Specialty Centers

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    Explore our industry-focused services that help MBEs accelerate growth in advanced manufacturing, exporting, and federal contracting.

  • Programs & Initiatives

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    Unlock the power of MBDA's network of programs, each offering unique resources and opportunities to support your business.

Leverage Financial Resources to Achieve Growth

  • Financial Consultations

    Connect with our MBDA network to explore traditional and alternative funding solutions.

  • Grants

    Learn how to access Federal grants and about MBDA grant opportunities that provide technical assistance to foster innovation and growth in business communities.

  • Loans

    Understand your options and how to best secure the funding to take your business to the next level.

Research Hub

MBDA's Research and Data Hub hosts:

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Research Reports

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Fact Sheets

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MBDA's repository caters to MBEs, entrepreneurs, service providers, policymakers, and stakeholders.


In FY22, MBDA facilitated access to $1.5 billion in capital, empowering minority-owned businesses.


FY22 saw MBDA's diligent efforts culminate in over $3.8 billion in contract awards to minority-owned businesses.


Throughout FY22, MBDA played a pivotal role in empowering minority-owned businesses to generate or safeguard over 19,000 jobs.

  • June 07, 2024

    U.S. Minority Business Development Agency Convenes Panel for Southern Florida’s Minority Business Communities

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    MIAMI (June 7, 2024) – On Wednesday, Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Minority Business Development Eric Morrissette convened a panel in Miami, Florida for minority business enterprises, as an a...
  • June 03, 2024

    U.S. Minority Business Development Agency Convenes First Ever Meeting of the Minority Business Enterprise Advisory Council

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 3, 2024) – On Friday, May 31, the U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) held the first-ever meeting of the Minority Business Enterprise Adviso...
  • May 22, 2024

    U.S. Minority Business Development Agency & Port of Seattle Announce New Collaboration to Expand Minority Business

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    SEATTLE (May 21, 2024) – On Thursday, May 16th, Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Minority Business Development Eric Morrissette traveled to Seattle to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) be...