FY2012 Indiana

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Native American Ashford International Expands Products and Services

Ashford International is a Native American, woman owned company that offers strategic sourcing solutions to state and federal agencies. Established in 2008, Ashford International initially only offered office products and medical equipment, but through joint ventures and teaming agreements, was able to add a multitude of products and services.

This was a solid base from which the Indianapolis MBDA Business Center helped expand Ashford's business ventures. The Center has been an invaluable source of consultation and strategic planning that has helped accelerate sales. It also helped the company obtain a contract worth $8 million that will ultimately retain a dozen jobs and produce another 400 new jobs.

"In this ever changing global economy, the sustainability of a business lies in its differentiation, which is based on understanding effectiveness. The MBDA's commitment to promote growth and competitiveness of minority businesses is greatly appreciated by both business owners and those of future generations," said Susan Schmidt, President and CEO.

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Minority Business Community At-A-GlanceA
Business Owner Number of Firms Gross Receipts ($1000s) Average Gross Receipts Paid Employees
African American  22,127 $2,286,534 $103,337 16,315
American Indian & Alaska Native  2,207 236,256 107,048 1,294
Asian American  8,756 3,409,496 389,390 24,730
Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander  177 41,540 234,689 837
Hispanic American  8,558 1,695,184 198,082 14,304
All Minority  40,706 7,921,197 194,595 58,273

 

MBDA CLIENT ASSISTANCE BY SECTOR
 Private Sector Federal Government State Government Local Government Not Disclosed Total
Dollar Value of Contracts  $19,230,674 –  $20,532,570 –  $4,448 $39,767,692
Dollar Value of Capital  75,000 –  –  –  –  $75,000
Number of Contracts  25 –  5 –  1 31
Number of Capital Transactions  1 –  –  –  –  1
TOTAL TRANSACTIONS  26 –  5 –  1 32

 

MBDA CLIENT ASSISTANCE BY INDUSTRY  
  Number of Transactions Value of Transactions
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting 2 $180,000
Construction 2 22,482,087
Manufacturing 2 5,674,768
Services 20 3,139,000
Transportation, Warehousing & Public Utilities 1 75,000
Wholesale Trade 5 8,291,837

 

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