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In September, the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) will host its annual National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week conference. The conference celebrates the outstanding accomplishments of minority-owned companies and presents informational sessions and programming; offering interactive networking sessions to generate new connections and fresh perspectives. MED Week also features an awards ceremony where individuals and organizations are honored for exceptional commitments and contributions to minority business growth. In fact, the MED Week Awards are the highest national recognition an minority-owned firm can receive from the U.S. Department of Commerce.

This year, President Joe Biden will issue a proclamation declaring September 18-24 as 'National Minority Enterprise Week' to coincide with MBDA's 2022 National MED Week. The MED Week Conference. presented again this year in a virtual format, centers around the theme of "Reimagining Opportunity" and the endless possibilities ahead for the minority business community.


Monday, September 19

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Registration

Tuesday, September 20


8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Registration

8:30 AMWelcome

9:15 AMThe Biden Administration’s Capital Commitment

10:00 AMCuring the Cost of Capital: Minority Banking Roundtable

11:15 AMFrom States to Small Businesses: SSBCI Initiative

12:00 PMNetworking Lunch

1:15 PMTo Venture or Not to Venture: Diverse Funds

3:00 PMAccess to Capital Breakouts

6:00 PMOff-Site Reception

Wednesday, September 21


8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration

9:00 AMWelcome

9:10 AMThe Biden Administration’s Equity Commitment

10:00 AMEvolving and Expanding: The State of Minority Business

11:00 AMProcurement Breakouts

12:00 PMNetworking Lunch

1:15 PMState of the States: How States Engage with MBEs on Infrastructure

2:15 PMDoing Business with Prime Contractors

3:00 PMProcurement Breakouts

6:00 PM2022 MED Week Awards Ceremony

Thursday, September 22


9:00 AM - 1:00 PMMED Week Matchmaking

9:00 AM - 4:00 PMNational Training Conference (MBDA Business Centers & Grantees only)

12:00 PMNetworking Lunch

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Antavia F. Grimsley, CGMP

Program Manager, National Minority Enterprise Development Week and Buy MBE Day
1401 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20230