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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...

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...

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...

Detailed Agenda

Opening Plenary Marriott Ballroom Salons 2 & 3 MBDA National Director David A. Hinson will share the history of MED Week and the Agency’s impact on the minority business community over the past 30 years. Dr. Rebecca Blank will address the “State of Commerce” and her outlook on sustaining America’s position in global markets, as well as the necessity of minority-owned businesses for a restored U.S...

SBA News: 29th Annual MED Week Conference Will Bring Top Minority-Owned Businesses to Washington in September

Release Date: September 6, 2011 Contact: Tiffani Clements (202) 401-0035 Release Number: 11-49 Internet Address: http://www.sba.gov/news WASHINGTON – One of 10 small businesses from around the country will be selected as the National Minority Small Business Person of the Year at the 29th annual Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week conference, hosted jointly in September by the U.S. Small...

FederalNewsRadio.com: White House wants to open channels for small businesses

A new website will try to close the long-standing communications gap between agencies and small businesses. The White House will launch BusinessUSA.gov before the end of the calendar year in an effort to make it easier for small firms to find all the services the government offers. "It will be an online portal that will connect people to all of the programs and resources in an actual and intuitive...

MED Week Success Stories

Leah Brown was one of Atlanta's regional MED Week Winners last year. And, here's where she stands this year. Leah Brown is classified by Inc Magazine's Fastest-Growing Privately Owned Firms as the #1 fastest growing African-American business, as one of the top ten women owned businesses, as 5th in healthcare and as #92 on the fastest growing privately held firm list.

Commerce Secretary Gary Locke Remarks at the National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Conference

AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY Friday, August 27, 2010 CONTACT OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS 202-482-4883 Thank you, David, for the kind words and for your terrific leadership of the Minority Business Development Agency. On behalf of President Obama and all of us at the Department of Commerce, I join David in welcoming everyone to the 2010 MED Week. And let me take a moment here to thank the many sponsors of...

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