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Jun292016

Fact Sheet: Asian-American Women-owned Businesses There are 749,197 Asian American women-owned businesses in the United States. Learn more about this important subset of the entrepreneurship community. Fact Sheet: Black Women-owned Businesses There are 1,521,494 Black women-owned businesses in the United States. This reflects an increase of 66.9% from 2007. Learn more about this important segment...

Jun292016

The number of U.S. businesses grew 2 percent between 2007 and 2012 as the country weathered the financial crisis and entered the first three years of economic recovery. Yet, while overall business growth over this period was muted, growth in the number of minority-owned firms boomed. According to data from the Census Bureau's Survey of Business Owners, the number of minority-owned firms...

Jun092016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker released the second set of Top Markets Reports that provides the latest assessment of export opportunities for U.S. companies in 19 sectors. As part of the International Trade Administration’s (ITA) Top Markets Series launched in 2015, the report ranks future export markets within a particular industry, delivering in-depth commentary on key opportunities...

Jun032016

WASHINGTON (June 3, 2016) — The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) has announced a Federal Funding Opportunity for candidates interested in operating an MBDA Federal Procurement Center Project. The project, a key component of the Agency’s overall portfolio of minority business development services, is designed to help minority business enterprises (MBEs)...

Jun032016

The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and the National Asian and Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (ACE) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) recently at MBDA headquarters.   The agreement is designed to help both MBDA and ACE increase awareness within the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community of business...

May242016

The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) has announced a competitive solicitation for candidates interested in operating four new MBDA advanced manufacturing projects. MBDA will award four cooperative agreements totaling $5 million during a five-year period, and the projects can be operated in any of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico.  

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