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Utilize our comprehensive library containing research reports, fact sheets, and publications addressing key issues affecting minority business enterprises (MBEs). Our collection includes original and commissioned research, as well as insights from external sources, tailored for entrepreneurs, service providers, policymakers, and stakeholders. Access the latest business data on MBEs easily with quick links, empowering informed decision-making and driving positive change in the entrepreneurial community.

Capital Reports

  • Published by: Minority Business Development Agency Capital access remains the most important factor limiting the establishment, expansion and growth of minority-owned businesses. The report provides an in-depth review and analysis of the barriers to capital access experienced by minority entrepreneurs, and the consequences that limited financial sources are placing on expanding minority-owned firms....
  • Published by: U.S. Federal Reserve Banks The COVID-19 pandemic has deeply impacted communities of color and small businesses of color, in many cases to a greater extent than their white counterparts. Prior to the pandemic, small businesses owned by people of color, in aggregate, faced greater challenges than white-owned firms.  The 2020 Small Business Credit Survey (SBCS) provides evidence that the pandemic exacerbated those challenges, an important finding as those businesses continue to weath...

Fact Sheets

MBDA conducts studies on the state of minority business enterprises (MBEs), trends impacting MBEs, their performance, and challenges and opportunities for minority business growth.  MBDA shares its research with academia and government agencies to expand the knowledge of MBEs and to provide additional information that can shape programs in support of MBEs.