Raleigh MBDA Business Center
About This Center
The MBDA Business Center - Raleigh, NC is a program federally-funded by the U. S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and operated by the North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development. The Institute has been dedicated to serving MBE’s in North Carolina for over 20 years. Our commitment and dedication will continue as we provide financial and technical assistance to the MBE’s with continued efforts in education, training, marketing and procurement.
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: Dan R. Stafford
Core Business Services
Global Business Development
Services include identification of export markets, facilitation of global transactions, international trade missions and market analysis, and overseas market promotion assistance.
Access to Capital
Services include identification of domestic and global financing opportunities, equity financing, brokerage of financial transactions, identification and closure of merger and acquisition transactions.
Access to Contracts
Services include identification of procurement opportunities, solicitation analysis, bid and proposal preparation, negotiation and closing, research contract award histories.
Access to Markets
Services include government procurement assistance, private sector contract identification and specialized certification assistance including 8(a), and assistance with market research.
Strategic Business Consulting
Services include sales consulting and forecasting, market feasibility studies, operations management and quality control, bid preparation and bonding (construction), and manufacturing facility leasing.