By 2044, the Nation’s prosperity will rely even more on minorities, the fastest growing segment of the population. Entrepreneurship is a sure pathway to wealth creation and a thriving national economy. Today, U.S. minority business enterprises represent 29% of all firms but only 11% have paid employees. If MBEs were to obtain entrepreneurial parity, the U.S. economy would realize 13 million more...
On Tuesday, President Trump and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross welcomed winners of the National Minority Enterprise Development Award to the White House. This award is given by the Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency to recipients who display outstanding entrepreneurial spirit.
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) today announced the 2017 National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Award winners. This year the Agency honored 15 minority business enterprises (MBEs), businesses leaders and advocates for their leadership, commitment and excellence in advancing the interests and the economic achievements of the minority...
MBDA Acting National Director Chris Garcia talks with U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza at White House Hispanic Heritage Month event on access to capital and financial literacy for minority-owned businesses. more info | view original
MBDA Acting National Director Chris Garcia meets Rear Adm. Moises Del Toro 1 of the quarter million Latinos serving in the U.S. military during Vice President Pence's Hispanic Heritage Month program. more info | view original
MBDA Acting National Director Chris Garcia joined Secretary Acosta at Vice President Pence's Hispanic Heritage Month program in recognition of the economic contributions Hispanic Americans have made to our country more info | view original
Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Acting National Director Chris Garcia provides official greetings to the audience during the Walker’s Legacy’s annual “Women in Economic Development and Civic Leadership Program and Awards Reception.” During his remarks, Director Garcia discussed MBDA’s ongoing efforts to support minority women entrepreneurs and spotlighted the strategic partnership between the Agency and Walker’s Legacy. Through their partnership, MBDA and Walker’s Legacy provides access to business development resources, networking opportunities and training for women of color. This year’s event was co-hosted by the African-American Mayors Association and held on Sept. 21, 2017 at the Microsoft Policy and Innovation Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark F. Jones) more info | view original
Members of the Air National Guard Readiness Center Senior Staff and participants pose for a group photo during the Hispanic Heritage Month Speaker Symposium on Sept. 21 at the Air National Guard Readiness Center on Joint Base Andrews, MD. Pictured from left to right: Vice Commander Air National Guard Readiness Center (ANGRC) Colonel Keith G. MacDonald, 194th Training Division Commander Brigadier General Hector Lopez, MBDA Acting National Director Chris Garcia, National Capital Region First Sergeant Manager, Chief Master Sgt. Manuel Pineiro, ANGRC Command Chief, Chief Master Sgt. Lorraine F. Regan, ANGRC Chief of Staff Mr. Rich Rico and ANGRC/FM Gatekeeper Master Sgt. Saul Soto-Sanchez more info | view original
MBDA Acting National Director Chris Garcia provides remarks during the Hispanic Heritage Month Speaker Symposium on Sept. 21 at the Air National Guard Readiness Center on Joint Base Andrews, MD. The event was held to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. more info | view original
Stephanie DeVane, VP Entrepreneur/Biz Centers; Denise Miles. SVR Corporate Responsibility; Chris Garcia, Acting National Director, MBDA; and Vera Jeffrey, Manager Community Economic Partnership MO Department of Economic Development more info | view original
The power of partnership: MBDA Acting National Director Chris Garcia and President of Essence Communications Inc. Michelle Ebanks, and staff meet at the Essence Headquarters in New York City July 17 to discuss future collaborations and takeaways from the recent Essence: Path to Power Business Conference in New Orleans. more info | view original
MBDA Acting National Director Chris Garcia and MBDA staff members meet with National Urban League President & CEO Marc Morial and NUL staff members (Caron Washington, Stephanie DeVane and Cy Richardson) at the NUL Headquarters in New York City July 17. During the meeting, MBDA and NUL discussed strategies to further expand their strategic partnership and support Minority Business Enterprises. more info | view original
MBDA Acting Director Chris Garcia and Office of Business Development Associate Director Efrain Gonzalez meets with Nancy Carin, executive director of Business Center Outreach Network Inc. and Operator of the Manhattan MBDA Business Center and Project Director Greg Jones at the center in New York July 18. MBDA staff met with the business center to determine ways that MBDA can better serve them and to hear their experiences working with the MBDA headquarters team. more info | view original