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Nov182016

  WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency announced the winner of the Agency’s first-ever Capital Project competition; ACG Chicago. The grant totaling $2.5 million will be distributed over a 5-year period. ACG Chicago,a network of corporate executives, capital sources, corporate advisors, and service providers will receive $500,000 annually to...

Nov182016

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency, announced the winners of the Agency’s Advanced Manufacturing Project. The winners are Georgia Tech Research Corporation, Atlanta, GA ($250,000); City of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD ($250,000); Michigan Minority Supplier Development CouncilDetroit, MI ($250,000); and the University of Texas at San Antonio, San...

Oct202016

  WASHINGTON (October 20, 2016) — The U.S. Department of Commerce announced that U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will attend the 2016 National Minority Supplier Development Council Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange in Chicago. The conference, held in conjunction with the National Minority Enterprise Development Week (MED Week), is Oct. 23-26 at McCormick Place Lakeside Center...

Oct072016

    Honoring excellence in the minority business community WASHINGTON (October 7, 2016) — The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) today announced the 2016 National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Award winners. MBDA will honor 19 organizations, businesses, and individuals who have demonstrated leadership, commitment and excellence in advancing the...

Sep272016

    WASHINGTON (September 27, 2016) — The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) today announced that the Agency will again partner with the National Minority Supplier Development Council to host the 2016 NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange in conjunction with the annual Minority Enterprise Development Week (MED Week), October 23-26, in Chicago...

Sep142016

                                                                                                     WASHINGTON (September 14, 2016)  — The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), today announced the launch of the Agency’s new Inclusive Innovation Initiative (I-3)  in partnership with the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Federal Laboratory...

Sep122016

  WASHINGTON (September 12, 2016) — The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation recently released the first ever Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs. The survey, which highlights data from 2014, is designed to supplement the U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Business Owners (SBO)...

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