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About MBDA

The Minority Business Development Agency’s (MBDA) mission is to promote the growth and global competitiveness of Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) in order to unlock the country’s full economic potential.

Success Stories

MBDA’s network of 131 grant programs drive success nationwide by:

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Empowering 9.7 million minority business enterprises.

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Providing services in 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia

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Broadening access to capital, contracts, and markets.

From Vision to Victory: Experiences Enhanced by MBDA's Programs

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    Women represent a small percentage of the construction industry, making up around 10.9 percent of the construction workforce in 2020, according to the United States (U.S.) Bureau of Labor Statistics. Traditionally seen as a male dominated field, women and nonbinary individuals in construction face...
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    Bridging the Delmar Divide

    Kingsway Development, St. Louis
    The region in St. Louis, MO called the Delmar Divide refers to an area north of Delmar Boulevard, a physical and psychological dividing line which reveals distinct socioeconomic, cultural, and public policy differences between the haves and the have-nots in the region. Over several decades, polici...
  • photo of Silver Spoons founder Tamara Turner
    Tamara Turner, a single mother and businesswoman, went from working 3 jobs and going to school full-time to support her dreams, to owning a multi-million-dollar dessert and food service business.In 2017, after grinding through school, multiple jobs, she knew the time was right to take the entrep...