Santa Fe MBDA Business Center
About This Center
The MBDA Business Center located in Santa Fe, NM is operated by the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of New Mexico. The center is part of a national network of funded centers located in major cities throughout the United States.
The Santa Fe MBDA Business Center will provide minority entrepreneurs and businesses with the expertise and tools they need to compete globally and create good paying jobs in America.
The staff of the Center possesses over 55 years of combined experience in the delivery of comprehensive business and economic development services. The proposed staff has a combined 25 years of direct experience in the MBDA programs. The proposed staff has all the necessary expertise in utilizing information systems and the ability to successfully deliver program services as outlined in computer and work training requirement section of the announcement.
Theodore M. Pedro, Program Director
Mr. Theodore M. Pedro is currently the Project Director for the MBDA Business Center Santa Fe - American Indian and Alaska Native Program. Mr. Pedro is from the Pueblo of Laguna and brings a bachelor’s degree in business management and a wealth of experience in economic, business and community development. He has worked with Indian communities, federal, state, public and local agencies for over 25 years.
Mr. Pedro has had the honor of serving on boards and committees for Laguna Industries, Inc. Cochiti Community Development Corporation, Jemez Community Development Corporation, TIWA Lending Services, Laguna Community Foundation and the Jicarilla Apache Nation Economic Commission. In addition, he has been on the Small Business Administration Albuquerque Advisory Council, New Mexico Indian Economic Development Committee, Advisory Committee of the Albuquerque Capital Development Program, New Mexico Marketing team and the New Mexico Community Economic Development Institute.
Michael D. Peacock, Associate Director, CEO/President of Southwest Business Development Consultants, LLC has 17 years of Center Service, 1991-present- B.B.A. College of Santa Fe (Financial Accounting & Business Management)
Russell Pedro, Business Development Specialist, has over 10 years of providing business services and has excellent knowledge in developing SBA 8(a) applications.
Tashina Silversmith, Administrative Assistant, has over two and a half years in the overall administration of the MBDA program requirements.
Core Business Services
Global Business Development
Services include identification of export markets, facilitation of global transactions, international trade missions and market analysis, and overseas market promotion assistance.
Access to Capital
Services include identification of domestic and global financing opportunities, equity financing, brokerage of financial transactions, identification and closure of merger and acquisition transactions.
Access to Contracts
Services include identification of procurement opportunities, solicitation analysis, bid and proposal preparation, negotiation and closing, research contract award histories.
Access to Markets
Services include government procurement assistance, private sector contract identification and specialized certification assistance including 8(a), and assistance with market research.
Strategic Business Consulting
Services include sales consulting and forecasting, market feasibility studies, operations management and quality control, bid preparation and bonding (construction), and manufacturing facility leasing.