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National Minority Enterprise Development Week Powered by MBDA

The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is honored to celebrate Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week in partnership with the National Minority Supplier Development Council at the 2018 NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange. MBDA will present a series of Powered by MBDA workshops and seminars at the conference that will focus on Federal Government resources including trade...

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims October 22 through October 28, 2017, as National Minority Enterprise Development Week

Since our earliest days, hardworking entrepreneurs have driven our Nation's prosperity. During Minority Enterprise Development Week, we recognize the contributions that minority owned businesses make to our economy and our way of life, and we strive to ensure that small business owners have access to the resources they need to achieve the American Dream. The United States is entering upon a new...

Powered by MBDA 2017

Since 1983, every president has issued a Presidential Proclamation designating a National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week to recognize the contributions of the minority business community to the U.S. economy. This year President Trump will proclaim National MED Week October 22 – 28, 2017. Learn more about our programming at the NMSDC Conference. In recognition of the 2017 National MED...

Powered by MBDA

In honor of National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week, our first-of-its-kind collaboration with the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (NMSDC) offers these Powered by MBDA learning opportunities. RESOURCES TO EXPAND YOU GLOBAL FOOTPRINT This session will explore the Obama Administration’s customer service driven strategy that streamlines federal resources; improves...

Hotel/Travel

HOTEL & TRAVEL ACCOMMODATIONS The Washington Hilton is the host location for the 2014 National MED Week Conference. The Washington Hilton is conveniently located in the heart of Washington D.C.’s popular neighborhoods. Situated on fashionable upper Connecticut Avenue, the hotel is within walking distance of excellent restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. All hotel reservations for the 2014...

Nominations Sought for 2014 National MED Week Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 12, 2014 Contact: Al Betancourt - MBDA Public Affairs Email: abetancourt@mbda.gov Program Recognizes Outstanding Achievements of Minority Entrepreneurs, Individuals, Organizations WASHINGTON (February 12, 2014) —The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) today announced that it is accepting nominations for the 2014 National Minority...

Nominations Sought for 2013 National MED Week Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 20, 2013 Contact: MBDA Public Affairs Email: abetancourt@mbda.gov Program Recognizing Outstanding Achievements of Minority Entrepreneurs, Individuals, Organizations WASHINGTON (August 20, 2013) —The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) today announced that it is accepting nominations for the 2013 National Minority Enterprise...

Federal Procurement Opportunity Sessions

The 30th Anniversary National MED Week Conference will feature Federal Procurement Opportunity Sessions, informal workshops with federal agencies that explore over 14,000 active contract opportunities. Register now to network with procurement officials that collectively manage over $30 billion in procurement contracts. We are excited to announce the following confirmed participants: General...

Washington State Contractor and U.S. Treasury Official Receive Top Honors at MED Week Conference

WASHINGTON – A woman-owned general contractor from Tacoma, Wash., and a federal contracting official for the Department of Treasury were announced as winners of major awards by the U.S. Small Business Administration during a luncheon held today at the 29th National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week conference. Karen Say, president of Saybr Contractors, Inc. of Tacoma Wash., received the 8...

SBA Signs Agreement with Department of Commerce and Republic of Turkey

WASHINGTON – Marie Johns, Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, today signed a tri-partite Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) and the Republic of Turkey’s Small and Medium Enterprises Development Organization (KOSGEB) to encourage collaboration to assist small and medium-sized businesses with...

Puerto Rican Maker of Military Uniforms, Gear Named National Minority Small Business Person of the Year at MED Week 2011

WASHINGTON – Oscar Quiles, president of Pentaq Manufacturing Corp., of Sabana Grande, PR, was named the National Minority Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration during the closing awards ceremony Friday night for the 29th annual Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week conference in Washington, D.C. “We are honoring Oscar for his commitment to excellence in...

2011 MED Week Remarks

Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank Remarks at Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Conference Thank you for the kind words, David [Hinson], and for your excellent leadership of the Minority Business Development Agency. Good morning, everyone. It’s an honor to be among so many talented entrepreneurs and business owners here for our 29th MED Week Conference. In my day job, before I was...