MBDA History

The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) was originally established as the Office of Minority Business Enterprise by President Richard M. Nixon on March 5, 1969. By establishing a federal agency dedicated exclusively to minority business enterprise, President Nixon recognized the impact of minority businesses on the nation’s economy and on the general welfare of the country.

Related Information: Executive Order 11625   |   Past Directors   |    Congress Passes Resolution Honoring MBDA's 40th Anniversary   

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