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North Carolina MBDA Business Center

About This Center

The North Carolina MBDA Business Center is operated by the North Carolina Office of Historically Underutilized Business (HUB Office). The Center is housed in the Research Triangle Park (RTP), one of the fastest growing metro areas in the United States. Today, RTP remains a model for collaboration, as one of North America’s largest and arguably, the world’s most successful research park.

The NC MBDA Business Center is focused on supporting the mission of the Minority Business Development Agency. The only federal agency charged with advocacy for minority businesses. The Center will engage in outreach, technical training, networking, and connecting opportunities for the clients it serves. The goal is to provide hands on assistance to help your business grow and expand to new heights including understanding international trade engagement. It is all about your success and the ultimate WIN!


Staff Information

Operator/Executive Director | Tammie Hall

Tammie HallTammie serves as Director for the Office of Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) and Assistant to the Secretary for HUB Outreach for the State of North Carolina. Tammie is responsible for developing policy and guidelines for the State’s HUB program and is the authority in the field of minority business development and public sector M/WBE and HUB Programs. Tammie previously worked in corporate America as the Senior Regional Supplier Diversity Manager for Lend Lease Construction, overseeing the HUB/MWBE program and compliance oversight for North Carolina, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and San Francisco. Tammie has over 25 years of experience in government and spent eight (8) of those years as a Congressional Policy Advisor.

In this role, Tammie has successfully executed the 1st grant program for small businesses in state government, RETOOLNC, awarding over $39M in grants to historically underutilized businesses during the pandemic. She executed the 1st Disparity Study in over a decade for the State of North Carolina the largest study in the country reviewing over 10 million procurement records in state government. She has also rolled out the 1st Small Business Enterprise Program in state government. In addition, the achievement of the highest utilization of minority and women-owned businesses in state government for the life of the HUB Program has been under Tammie’s leadership.

Tammie is a proud graduate of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) where she has been inducted into the National Alumni Hall of Fame having earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a minor in Finance. She served on the UAPB National Alumni Association Board of Directors for over eight (8) years to include service as the President. Tammie has been a long-time member of the NC MWBE Coordinators Network where she served over 10 years on the Board of Directors and six (6) years as President. She is a former member of NC State University HUB Advisory Board. She is currently staff liaison for the Andrea Harris Task Force and the Governor’s Advisory Council for Historically Underutilized Businesses, Board Member at Global Scholars Academy in Durham; Raleigh Durham International Airport Board of Director; and Dominion Energy Advisory Council Member.


600 Park Offices Dr., STE LL-50
Durham, NC 27709
United States