The MBDA Business Center in Washington, DC has been a partner with Helix Enterprises since its inception in 2006. Barrington Jackson started Helix as a general contracting services company, and during the first five years the Washington MBDA assisted Helix in obtaining more than $200 million in financing and over $100 million in contract awards.


Owner Tracy K. Poepoe is determined to make Trace Industries, Inc. a major construction-related service provider for the Federal Government. He came to the MBDA Business Center in Honolulu for general business advice and assistance in developing marketing and procurement strategies.


Dwight Jones’ love of flight and entrepreneurial spirit is what drove him to start his own business, Albuquerque-based Mountain Air Helicopters, in 2003. Like most minority-owned businesses, start-up was difficult due to repeated denials for business loans. Determined to pursue his dream Mr. Jones started with a leased helicopter. That was ten years ago.


LJ Ross and Associates is a credit reporting and collection services company that was founded by Alphonso Ross in 1992. The company came to the MBDA Business Center in Chicago looking for strategic business planning and assistance in gaining access to new contracts.  


“As a successful, El Paso small business owner, I commend the El Paso MBDA Business Center for being such a valuable business resource to my company and to so many other local small businesses." Yolanda Diaz Company Name: Mirador Enterprises     Industry Sector: Facilities Maintenance and Management     Results of MBDA Assistance: $24 Million Contracts$10 Million Capital29 Jobs Created and/...


The Minority Business Development Agency join in paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans. In Fiscal Year 2011, MBDA assisted Native American-owned businesses with gaining access to $536 million in contracts and capital. This is a 62 percent increase over Fiscal Year 2010 levels. During the 3-year period of the Obama Administration, MBDA assisted 1,983 Native...