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Sep162013

  WASHINGTON (September 16, 2013) — As a result of a multi-year strategy to reduce administrative and operational overhead costs, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) today announced a supplemental investment of $625,000 to five existing MBDA Business Centers. The funds will support the Business Centers in their efforts to better serve minority business...

Aug202013

  Program Recognizing Outstanding Achievements of Minority Entrepreneurs, Individuals, Organizations WASHINGTON (August 20, 2013) —The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) today announced that it is accepting nominations for the 2013 National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Awards competition. The program celebrates and recognizes the outstanding...

Jun252013

  MBDA clients created or retained 16,700 jobs, pathways to a stronger middle class WASHINGTON (June 25, 2013) —The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) set new records in fiscal year 2012, as detailed in its FY 2012 Annual Performance Report, released today. MBDA Business Centers helped minority-owned businesses obtain over $3.6 billion in contracts and...

May032013

  Agreement Increases Firms’ Access to Certification and Contracting Opportunities WASHINGTON (May 3, 2013) —The U.S. Commerce Department’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) aimed at achieving greater participation by minority-owned companies in all phases of construction of...

May032013

  MBDA Business Center Will Benefit California’s Central Valley Minority-Owned Firms WASHINGTON (May 3, 2013) —The U.S. Commerce Department’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) officially launched a new MBDA Business Center in Fresno, Calif., today.   State, regional and local representatives joined MBDA National Director, David A. Hinson in the ribbon cutting ceremony.

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