Washington DC MBDA Business Center
About This Center
The Washington DC Minority Business Development Agency Business Center is operated by the Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council.
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.
The mission of the center is to strengthen the U.S. economy by helping ethnic minority businesses create or retain jobs, and build economically vibrant socially responsible entrepreneurs, businesses, and communities.
Project Director, Dennis Smith
Dennis Smith has extensive experience in establishing and implementing policies and programs to maximize small and minority business participation in the acquisition of goods and services in the local, state and Federal sectors. A current member of the Board of National Association of Minority Contractors, he has over 30 years of experience directly providing or managing programs that have provided MBEs marketing assistance, government contracting counseling, loan packaging, bonding assistance, mentor protégé support, and capture management. Read complete bio
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.