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2016 Highlights

In fiscal year 2016, through MDBA’s nationwide network of Business Centers, we have assisted clients in securing more than $3.3 billion in contracts and capital. This led to the creation and retention of nearly 14,800 U.S. jobs. MBDA Invested $13.9 Million to Assist Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) with Growing their Companies Grants to fund a nationwide network of MBDA Business Centers, and...