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Jan192016

Last week, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Director Alejandra Y. Castillo hosted a roundtable with local minority business leaders in New Orleans to discuss the tremendous growth of minority-owned businesses and their impact on the local and national economy. The roundtable also addressed the challenges and opportunities of doing business...

Jan192016

The Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) initiative announced today that NASA will become the fifth interagency member to the join the growing partnership.  NASA will work closely with PAGE members who focus their efforts towards supporting entrepreneurship in the science and technology sectors.

Dec102015

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today delivered remarks and chaired a meeting of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council in Biloxi, Mississippi. During the meeting, the Council approved the Initial Funded Priorities List (FPL) totaling approximately $183 million of ecosystem restoration projects. Using funds from the settlement with Transocean Deepwater Inc., the Council is...

Dec042015

MBDA increasing push on policy development Agency welcomes new talent to senior leadership team The Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency’s mission is to promote the growth of minority owned businesses through the advancement of public and private sector programs, policy, and research. In the upcoming year, the Agency will continue to build on its programs and services with...

Dec022015

On Wednesday, December 9 at 10:00 a.m. CT, the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) will meet to vote on the Initial Funded Priorities List (FPL) and the Spill Impact Component Rule pursuant to the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012 (RESTORE Act). An open house will begin at 9:00 a.m. CT. The...

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