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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)...

Aug092016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   WASHINGTON (Aug. 9, 2016) —  The National Director of the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), Alejandra Y. Castillo received the National Urban League’s (NUL)“Women of Power Award” during the Women of Power & Business Leaders Awards Luncheon Aug. 4 at the Baltimore Convention Center. The “Women of Power” award is designed to...

Jul012016

  WASHINGTON (July 1, 2016) — The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is seeking proposals to support MBDA’s key initiatives through a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA). The BAA allows organizations to submit proposals for new programs, education, outreach, innovative projects, or sponsorships not addressed through the existing MBDA business center program.

Jul012016

  WASHINGTON (July 1, 2016) — The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) has partnered with Time Inc.’s Essence to launch the first ever “Leap, Run, Grow Entrepreneurship Village,” as part of the 2016 Essence Festival in New Orleans. The Entrepreneurship Village is part of Essence’s “Money+ Power” Expo and is designed to provide business access, insight, guidance...

May162016

    Federal funding will support MBDA Business Centers across the Nation WASHINGTON (May 16, 2016) — The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is awarding $31.5 million in federal funding to 21 grant recipients as part of its MBDA Business Center Program (29). The program is designed to help minority-owned firms create jobs, compete in the global economy and...

May102016

  Agency launches a grant competition to generate greater access to capital for minority-owned businesses WASHINGTON (May 10, 2016) —The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) has announced a competitive solicitation for candidates interested in operating a new MBDA Capital Project. MBDA will award one cooperative agreement totaling $2.5 million over a five-year...

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