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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...

Aug022016

MBDA National Director Alejandra Y. Castillo will receive the National Urban League’s “Women of Power Award” at the Women of Power & Business Leaders Awards Luncheon on Aug. 4 at the Baltimore Convention Center. The luncheon is part of the 2016 National Urban League Conference:  Save our Cities: Education, Jobs and Justice. The award is presented to influential women in the civil rights,...

Aug022016

MBDA Associate Director for the Office of Legislative, Education, and Intergovernmental Affairs Justin Tanner, will receive the 2016 National Urban League Young Professional Honors: Heroes in the Movement Award, at the Baltimore Convention Center Aug. 6. The award is designed to recognize the philanthropic and professional contributions of young professionals. The award’s ceremony is part of the...

Aug022016

The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is honored to celebrate Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week in partnership with the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. at the 2016 NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange. The 2016 National MED Week celebration, recognized at the NMSDC Conference, will feature several Powered by MBDA workshops and seminars that...

Jul262016

Partnership Positions MBDA Business Centers to Offer Streamlined Lending Process Provides Minority Business Enterprises with Enhanced Financing Options WASHINGTON DC and NEW YORK – July 21, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (“MBDA”) and Fundation Group LLC announced today a memorandum of understanding (MOU) designed to provide U.S. minority business...

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