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El Paso MBDA Business Center

About This Center

The MBDA Business Center located in El Paso, TX is operated by the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.  The center is part of a national network of funded centers located in major cities throughout the United States.  The center works with minority business enterprises to generate increased financing and contract opportunities and to create and retain jobs.

Project Director: Terri Reed
Operated by: El Paso Hispanic Chambers of Commerce

» Visit El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce website for additional information.

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Staff Information

Project Director

Terri ReedTerri Reed, project director of the El Paso MBDA Business Center, has over 27 years of experience in business and economic development. Terri knows the small business community of El Paso and the surrounding region very well, having spent years working collaboratively with partners to develop and initiate programs to help these businesses realize their growth potential. Mrs. Reed also coordinates the efforts of the El Paso 8(a) and Government Contractors Association, the only such Association in the Southwest. Mrs. Reeds’ business development, management, organizational, and project leadership skills make her an often sought after speaker, and highly effective director of this MBDA Business Center.


Business Development Specialists

Maria MirelesMaria Mireles, is currently, working as a MBDA Business Development Specialist for the MBDA Business Center-El Paso operated by The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. She is experienced in coordinating appointments, organizing office operations, and providing exceptional support to clients and team members. Maria holds a Bachelor's degree in Spanish and a minor in Criminal Justice, and is bilingual in English and Spanish. She has a proven track record of collaborating with governmental organizations, conducting research, event organizing, and graphic designing. Her experiences include sales, assistance, youth supervision, and customer service. She is proficient in data entry, document preparation, scheduling, relationship building, confidentiality, and client services. Maria is dedicated to assist small business in achieving their objectives and making a valuable impact in the community.


Jessica OrozcoJessica Orozco, is a Business Development Specialist with the MBDA Business Center – El Paso, operated by the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.  She has extensive experience managing and coordinating appointments, preparing reports and financial data, training, and providing exceptional support to clients.  As a Business Development Specialist, Jessica will connect MBE Clients to opportunities in financing, procurement and valuable small business certifications. Jessica is knowledgeable in IT and also serves as IT support for the MBDA Center.  Additionally, has worked with the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for 11 years and has been responsible for special events and logistics of fundraising events, some with over 800 attendees.


CarolinaCarolina Reyes, serves as the Federal Procurement Business Development Specialist with the MBDA Business Center-El Paso operated by the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.  She has an extensive procurement background, of more than 20 years, which includes her Supply Chain career in Mexico.  She is a widely respected subject matter expert on manufacturing, and has collaborated with world-class companies, specializing in Aerospace, Metal Mechanic, Medical, Automotive, Plastics and International Consulting Firm as Liaison between Mexico and Latin America Operations. Ms. Reyes is Bicultural with international exposure to dual languages.  Carolina holds a Project Management Master's Degree from Universitat of Barcelona, Spain and holds a Bachelor's degree in Administration by Institute of Technology in Mexico.  As a Project Manager Professional she plays a pivotal role in engaging local contractors and helping them access the resources and opportunities available to grow, create strategic teaming opportunities, and connect these clients to American Relief Act Funding and opportunities, thus increasing the economic impact in the El Paso Region.



2401 East Missouri Avenue
El Paso, TX 79903
United States