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Published by : Minority Business Development Agency The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) first tackled the question of an opportunity gap approximately twenty years ago and proposed the concept of parity as an approach to answering it. This publication provides the reader with the Agency’s current methodology for calculating entrepreneurial parity which is used to illustrate the gap...

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