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...


A key element to our growth has been the assistance we have received from the Seattle MBDA Business Center during this period.  Also of note is the fact that we obtained two 8(a) contracts in our first year of eligibility. MBDA’s marketing assistance was instrumental in FCS receiving these awards.” Danny Farrow, President


Luis De La Cruz worked his way up in the construction industry until he knew he was ready to start his own company, Andale Construction, Inc. In the beginning, he put in seven-day work weeks and ended the first year ahead of his financial goals. It was that same drive to succeed that brought him to the MBDA Business Center in Phoenix when the company had been in existence less than two years.