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Aug152016

Minority Business Development Agency Invests $1.4 Million in the City of Columbia WASHINGTON (August 15, 2016) —The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) today announced DESA, Inc., as a grant recipient to operate a MBDA Business Center in Columbia, South Carolina. The federal funding ($285,400) will be distributed during a five-year period with a proposed start...

Aug152016

Minority Business Development Agency Invests $1.5 Million in the City of Baltimore   WASHINGTON (August 15, 2016) —The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) today announced L.S. Caldwell & Associates, Inc., as a grant recipient to operate a MBDA Business Center in Baltimore. The federal funding ($310,550) will be distributed during a five-year period with a...

Aug112016

The number of American Indian and Alaska Native-owned businesses in the U.S. climbed by 36,228, or 15.3 percent, between 2007 and 2012, reaching 272,919. In Oklahoma, which ranked second among states with 27,450 American Indian and Alaska Native-owned businesses in 2012, the number of these businesses increased by 6,238 over the period, or 29.4 percent.

Aug082016

WASHINGTON (Aug. 5, 2016) —The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) today announced the Chicago Minority  Supplier Development Council,  Inc. as a grant recipient to operate a MBDA Business Center in St. Louis. The federal funding ($285,400) will be distributed during a five-year period with a proposed start date of September 1, 2016. The grant program is...

Aug022016

As part of the U.S. Department of Labor’s historic investments in the ApprenticeshipUSA initiative, the department’s Employment and Training Administration announced it is seeking to award three to five contracts to workforce intermediaries, including community-based organizations; labor organizations; or workforce, industry and education organizations to develop national or regional “opportunity...

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