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Aug142018

Please join the Minority Business Development Agency and the Columbia MBDA Business Center in congratulating Dr. Louis B. Lynn for being awarded the Order of the Palmetto. Dr. Lynn, who is a 30-year client of the Center, was given this prestigious award on Thursday, August 2nd by Gov. Henry McMaster. The Order of the Palmetto is the highest award a South Carolina civilian can receive for...

Jul092018

The Minority Business Development Agency's (MBDA) of the Department of Commerce is soliciting volunteers to serve as panelists to review and provide feedback to the 2018 Broad Agency Announcement. Specifically, the panelists will review applications submitted for 14 various projects and initiatives...

Jun202018

Staring out at the Sandia Mountain range in the Albuquerque foothills, David Wiegand couldn’t help but appreciate the unlikely path that brought him to the precipice of the most important decision of his life. Here was Wiegand, who was born on an Army base in Louisiana and grew up mostly in Saudi Arabia, deciding to embrace a city that wasn’t his hometown and a Native American culture that was an...

Jun152018

Today, the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) within the Department of Commerce launched a search for innovative ideas to benefit minority-owned businesses, from projects that increase access to capital to resources that increase disaster preparedness and relief. MBDA’s Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is designed to solicit proposals that will positively impact minority-owned businesses...

May222018

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) celebrated Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) with a day-long celebration Tuesday, May 15 featuring remarks from White House officials, panels focused on supplier partnerships and procurement, as well as discussions on the successes and challenges for millennial Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).

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