US Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)

US Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Welcome to the Minority Business Development Agency page. All comments here must comply with MBDA comment policy - http://www.mbda.gov/comment-policy.

MBDA is the only federal agency tasked with promoting the growth and competitiveness of minority-owned businesses. If you are looking for the official source to information about MBDA, please visit www.mbda.gov or follow us on twitter @USMBDA.

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Learn how new regs and rules help your small business maximize participation in federal contracting opportunities, inclu...
09/19/2021

Learn how new regs and rules help your small business maximize participation in federal contracting opportunities, including set aside programs, a new All Small Mentor Protégé Program, and much more. #govcon #contracts #johnshoraka Register today: https://bit.ly/3lAjbQT

Learn how new regs and rules help your small business maximize participation in federal contracting opportunities, including set aside programs, a new All Small Mentor Protégé Program, and much more. #govcon #contracts #johnshoraka Register today: https://bit.ly/3lAjbQT

President Joseph R. Biden has declared September 19-25, 2021 as National Minority Enterprise Development Week! Join MBDA...
09/19/2021

President Joseph R. Biden has declared September 19-25, 2021 as National Minority Enterprise Development Week! Join MBDA tomorrow as we kick off 2021 MED Week! Register at www.mbda.gov to attend!

President Joseph R. Biden has declared September 19-25, 2021 as National Minority Enterprise Development Week! Join MBDA tomorrow as we kick off 2021 MED Week! Register at www.mbda.gov to attend!

Ron Perry, President, National 8(a) Association, explains the ins and outs of the SBA 8(a) Business Development Program....
09/19/2021

Ron Perry, President, National 8(a) Association, explains the ins and outs of the SBA 8(a) Business Development Program. Learn how to qualify and apply! Perry demystifies the 8(a) certification process so you can market your capabilities and leverage set-aside and sole-source contracts. #govcon #contracts

Ron Perry, President, National 8(a) Association, explains the ins and outs of the SBA 8(a) Business Development Program. Learn how to qualify and apply! Perry demystifies the 8(a) certification process so you can market your capabilities and leverage set-aside and sole-source contracts. #govcon #contracts

Protect your IT networks and information! Learn about federal cybersecurity contracting requirements and cybersecurity s...
09/19/2021

Protect your IT networks and information! Learn about federal cybersecurity contracting requirements and cybersecurity strategies for small businesses that make sense. Raphael Warren, Owner/President Spartan Cybersecurity LLC takes you through the need-to-knows. #cybersecurity #cyber

Protect your IT networks and information! Learn about federal cybersecurity contracting requirements and cybersecurity strategies for small businesses that make sense. Raphael Warren, Owner/President Spartan Cybersecurity LLC takes you through the need-to-knows. #cybersecurity #cyber

Learn how to participate in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) ...
09/18/2021

Learn how to participate in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs that help your firm compete on the same level as larger businesses. The programs fund critical firm startup and development stages, provide access to federal technologies via agreements, access to federal lab facilities, and more! @SBIR @STTR @SBAgov @federallabs Register today: https://bit.ly/3lAjbQT

Learn how to participate in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs that help your firm compete on the same level as larger businesses. The programs fund critical firm startup and development stages, provide access to federal technologies via agreements, access to federal lab facilities, and more! @SBIR @STTR @SBAgov @federallabs Register today: https://bit.ly/3lAjbQT

2021 National MED Week kicks off on Monday! There is still time to register! Visit www.mbda.gov to enter the conference ...
09/17/2021

2021 National MED Week kicks off on Monday! There is still time to register! Visit www.mbda.gov to enter the conference hub!

2021 National MED Week kicks off on Monday! There is still time to register! Visit www.mbda.gov to enter the conference hub!

Dr. Ellen Ochoa, a veteran astronaut, was the 11th director of the Johnson Space Center. She was JSC's first Hispanic di...
09/17/2021

Dr. Ellen Ochoa, a veteran astronaut, was the 11th director of the Johnson Space Center. She was JSC's first Hispanic director and its second female director. Her previous management roles include Deputy Center Director and Director of Flight Crew Operations. Ellen.Ochoa_

Dr. Ellen Ochoa, a veteran astronaut, was the 11th director of the Johnson Space Center. She was JSC's first Hispanic director and its second female director. Her previous management roles include Deputy Center Director and Director of Flight Crew Operations. Ellen.Ochoa_

Don’t miss MED Week's Federal Contracting Bootcamp! Hear from a Gov Contracting Pro! Receive the latest insights and tip...
09/16/2021

Don’t miss MED Week's Federal Contracting Bootcamp! Hear from a Gov Contracting Pro! Receive the latest insights and tips on Federal Contracting and how agencies purchase your products and services. Learn about valuable programs and resources to pursue federal contracts. #govcon #contracts #johnshoraka
Register today: https://bit.ly/3lAjbQT

Don’t miss MED Week's Federal Contracting Bootcamp! Hear from a Gov Contracting Pro! Receive the latest insights and tips on Federal Contracting and how agencies purchase your products and services. Learn about valuable programs and resources to pursue federal contracts. #govcon #contracts #johnshoraka
Register today: https://bit.ly/3lAjbQT

Next Wednesday September 22 is all about International Trade! Join these export financing experts as they discuss differ...
09/15/2021

Next Wednesday September 22 is all about International Trade! Join these export financing experts as they discuss different finance tools for exporters including working capital and credit insurance. There is still time to register for register! Visit www.medweekconference.com

Register TODAY  for #2021MEDWEEK to hear directly from the International Trade Administration’s leaders about how going ...
09/15/2021

Register TODAY for #2021MEDWEEK to hear directly from the International Trade Administration’s leaders about how going global can position your business for growth. They will share insights into the key considerations that businesses should consider when expanding into global markets and reaching global customers. Register at www.medweekconference.com!

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! We are excited to join the month-long celebration honoring the history, arts, and economi...
09/15/2021

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! We are excited to join the month-long celebration honoring the history, arts, and economic contributions of Latinx and Hispanic Americans. Started in 1968 by Congress as Hispanic Heritage Week, it was expanded to a month in 1988: Hispanic Heritage Month - HISTORY http://ow.ly/GcTT50G9ox8
#hispanicheritage

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! We are excited to join the month-long celebration honoring the history, arts, and economic contributions of Latinx and Hispanic Americans. Started in 1968 by Congress as Hispanic Heritage Week, it was expanded to a month in 1988: Hispanic Heritage Month - HISTORY http://ow.ly/GcTT50G9ox8
#hispanicheritage

Another 2021 MED Week Special Announcement! Register NOW to join MBDA during MED Week and hear from Hill Harper, Ashley ...
09/14/2021

Another 2021 MED Week Special Announcement! Register NOW to join MBDA during MED Week and hear from Hill Harper, Ashley Bell, and others as they take a deep dive into MDI (Minority Depository Institutions) and CDFI (Community Development Financial Institutions) impact to the community and how YOUR business can benefit. These community banks are a part of several multi-billion dollar initiatives to support access to capital in minority communities. Visit www.medweekconference.com and register to join this exciting session!

Minority Fund Managers are the gateway to investment to and for the benefit of minority owned firms. Despite disruption ...
09/14/2021

Minority Fund Managers are the gateway to investment to and for the benefit of minority owned firms. Despite disruption due to Covid-19, minority fund managers out performed their counterparts. Is there more room for growth and opportunity? This power packed fireside chat will discuss ways minority fund managers could expand participation in the $69 Trillion dollar asset management industry. Register for the 2021 MED Week Conference at www.medweekconference.com!

Minority Fund Managers are the gateway to investment to and for the benefit of minority owned firms. Despite disruption due to Covid-19, minority fund managers out performed their counterparts. Is there more room for growth and opportunity? This power packed fireside chat will discuss ways minority fund managers could expand participation in the $69 Trillion dollar asset management industry. Register for the 2021 MED Week Conference at www.medweekconference.com!

2021 MED Week Announcement!  We are excited to share that the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Capital Access,  Department ...
09/14/2021

2021 MED Week Announcement! We are excited to share that the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Capital Access, Department of Treasury, Adair Morse will join us for a conversation on the The Venture Capital Industry! Register to learn what your business might be eligible for!

The United States is open for business! Join Biden administration, trade association, and USG representatives on upcomin...
09/14/2021

The United States is open for business! Join Biden administration, trade association, and USG representatives on upcoming policies, existing challenges and opportunities, manufacturing trends, to help your manufacturing enterprise grow and compete globally! Register today!

Mark you calendars, Saturday September 25th is BUY MBE DAY! Show your support by shopping online or in person at  minori...
09/14/2021

Mark you calendars, Saturday September 25th is BUY MBE DAY! Show your support by shopping online or in person at minority-owned business! Sponsored by @TMobileBusiness @TMobile #2021BuyMBEDay #BuildBackBetter #2021MEDWeek

Mark you calendars, Saturday September 25th is BUY MBE DAY! Show your support by shopping online or in person at minority-owned business! Sponsored by @TMobileBusiness @TMobile #2021BuyMBEDay #BuildBackBetter #2021MEDWeek

Join us on Monday, September 20 for a discussion with MBDA’s Office of Policy Analysis and Development on the impact tha...
09/14/2021

Join us on Monday, September 20 for a discussion with MBDA’s Office of Policy Analysis and Development on the impact that Covid-w9 has had on MBEs. Register today to attend this session that will focus on the data! #buildbackbetter #2021MEDWeek

Join us Monday, September 20 along with Ambassador Susan Rice  Commerce Deputy Secretary Don Graves, and other Administr...
09/14/2021

Join us Monday, September 20 along with Ambassador Susan Rice Commerce Deputy Secretary Don Graves, and other Administration officials as they discuss the equity priorities of the Biden-Harris Administration and how they impact MBEs. Register today at www.medweekconference.com!

2021 National MED Week starts in ONE WEEK! There is still time to register! Visit www.medweekconference.com to register ...
09/13/2021

2021 National MED Week starts in ONE WEEK! There is still time to register! Visit www.medweekconference.com to register and view the agenda for the week! Follow us for updates as we kick off the 2021 conference!

#2021MEDWeek
#BuildBackBetterTogether
#MinorityBusiess

2021 National MED Week starts in ONE WEEK! There is still time to register! Visit www.medweekconference.com to register and view the agenda for the week! Follow us for updates as we kick off the 2021 conference!

#2021MEDWeek
#BuildBackBetterTogether
#MinorityBusiess

“The MBDA Business Centers are results-driven business development resources that advance the interests of minority busi...
09/09/2021

“The MBDA Business Centers are results-driven business development resources that advance the interests of minority business enterprises,” said Miguel Estién, Acting National Director of the Minority Business Development Agency. “The new program expands the network to include locations in Alabama, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma and Virginia, with all locations having an increased focus on capacity building services to create greater access to capital, contracts and markets.”

For more details on the expansion of the MBDA Business Centers, visit MBDA.gov.

“The MBDA Business Centers are results-driven business development resources that advance the interests of minority business enterprises,” said Miguel Estién, Acting National Director of the Minority Business Development Agency. “The new program expands the network to include locations in Alabama, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma and Virginia, with all locations having an increased focus on capacity building services to create greater access to capital, contracts and markets.”

For more details on the expansion of the MBDA Business Centers, visit MBDA.gov.

09/08/2021

Here is a greeting from our new Acting National Director and National Deputy Director, Miguel Estién.

#MBDA #MinorityBusiness #BuildBackBetter

U.S. Department of Commerce announces Miguel Estien  as new Acting National Director and Deputy Director of the Minority...
09/08/2021

U.S. Department of Commerce announces Miguel Estien as new Acting National Director and Deputy Director of the Minority Business Development Agency.

“MBDA has a strong record of helping MBEs realize their full economic potential through technical assistance, public and private partnerships, advocacy, research, and education. I am confident that Miguel will be a tremendous asset to MBDA in that regard and help build the future state of the Agency.”--Dep. Sec. Don Graves

#BuildingBackBetter #MinorityBusiness #MBDA

U.S. Department of Commerce announces Miguel Estien as new Acting National Director and Deputy Director of the Minority Business Development Agency.

“MBDA has a strong record of helping MBEs realize their full economic potential through technical assistance, public and private partnerships, advocacy, research, and education. I am confident that Miguel will be a tremendous asset to MBDA in that regard and help build the future state of the Agency.”--Dep. Sec. Don Graves

#BuildingBackBetter #MinorityBusiness #MBDA

Be a part of the thousands of Americans have taken advantage of EDA’s American Rescue Plan Webinars. Learn how your comm...
09/07/2021

Be a part of the thousands of Americans have taken advantage of EDA’s American Rescue Plan Webinars. Learn how your community can #BuildBackBetter with a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration.

www.eda.gov/news/blogs/2021/08/24/arpa-webinars.htm

#ARP #MinorityBusiness #MBDA

Be a part of the thousands of Americans have taken advantage of EDA’s American Rescue Plan Webinars. Learn how your community can #BuildBackBetter with a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration.

www.eda.gov/news/blogs/2021/08/24/arpa-webinars.htm

#ARP #MinorityBusiness #MBDA

Grab your virtual seat for #2021MEDWeek! Packed with information sessions, B2B & B2G networking, resources, keynote spea...
09/07/2021

Grab your virtual seat for #2021MEDWeek! Packed with information sessions, B2B & B2G networking, resources, keynote speakers and MORE!

Visit MBDA.gov and click on the #MEDWeek banner.

Grab your virtual seat for #2021MEDWeek! Packed with information sessions, B2B & B2G networking, resources, keynote speakers and MORE!

Visit MBDA.gov and click on the #MEDWeek banner.

#TradeTip: Looking to #GoGlobal and grow international sales? @sbagov has resources that can help! Learn more: https://s...
09/02/2021

#TradeTip: Looking to #GoGlobal and grow international sales?



@sbagov has resources that can help! Learn more: https://sba.gov/tradetools



#BuildBackBetter

#MinorityBusinessEnterprise

#TradeTip: Looking to #GoGlobal and grow international sales?



@sbagov has resources that can help! Learn more: https://sba.gov/tradetools



#BuildBackBetter

#MinorityBusinessEnterprise

#TradeTip: Looking to #GoGlobal and grow international sales? U.S. Small Business Administration has resources that can ...
09/02/2021

#TradeTip: Looking to #GoGlobal and grow international sales?

U.S. Small Business Administration has resources that can help! Learn more: https://sba.gov/tradetools

#BuildBackBetterTogether
#MinorityBusinessEnterprise
#MBDA

#TradeTip: Looking to #GoGlobal and grow international sales?

U.S. Small Business Administration has resources that can help! Learn more: https://sba.gov/tradetools

#BuildBackBetterTogether
#MinorityBusinessEnterprise
#MBDA

Mark your calendar, Buy MBE Day is coming soon! Saturday, September 25th is the day you can help MBEs make a bigger impa...
09/01/2021

Mark your calendar, Buy MBE Day is coming soon! Saturday, September 25th is the day you can help MBEs make a bigger impact in the community.

#BuildBackBetterTogether
#BuyMBEDay2021

Mark your calendar, Buy MBE Day is coming soon! Saturday, September 25th is the day you can help MBEs make a bigger impact in the community.

#BuildBackBetterTogether
#BuyMBEDay2021

MED Week conference celebrates the outstanding accomplishments of minority-owned companies and presents information sess...
08/31/2021

MED Week conference celebrates the outstanding accomplishments of minority-owned companies and presents information sessions and programming; offering interactive networking sessions to generate new connections and fresh perspectives. #MEDWeek also features an awards ceremony where individuals and organizations are honored for exceptional commitments and contributions to minority business growth.

Remember to register at MBDA.gov!

#BuildBackBetterTogether
#2021MEDWeek

MED Week conference celebrates the outstanding accomplishments of minority-owned companies and presents information sessions and programming; offering interactive networking sessions to generate new connections and fresh perspectives. #MEDWeek also features an awards ceremony where individuals and organizations are honored for exceptional commitments and contributions to minority business growth.

Remember to register at MBDA.gov!

#BuildBackBetterTogether
#2021MEDWeek

#2021MEDWeek will feature a MBE Federal Contracting Boot Camp-where #MBDA will host sessions offering tailored guidance ...
08/30/2021

#2021MEDWeek will feature a MBE Federal Contracting Boot Camp-where #MBDA will host sessions offering tailored guidance on pursuing and obtaining government contract opportunities.

Register now at MBDA.gov!

#BuildBackBetterTogether
#2021MEDWeek

#2021MEDWeek will feature a MBE Federal Contracting Boot Camp-where #MBDA will host sessions offering tailored guidance on pursuing and obtaining government contract opportunities.

Register now at MBDA.gov!

#BuildBackBetterTogether
#2021MEDWeek

This year #2021MEDWeek has a new component--B2B and B2G Matchmaking! Sign up for the one on one session with prime organ...
08/30/2021

This year #2021MEDWeek has a new component--B2B and B2G Matchmaking! Sign up for the one on one session with prime organizations and federal agencies to learn of new opportunities and resources. To get access to the Matchmaking session, visit MBDA.gov to register to MED Week!

#BuildBackBetterTogether
#2021MEDWeek
#MinorityBusiness

This year #2021MEDWeek has a new component--B2B and B2G Matchmaking! Sign up for the one on one session with prime organizations and federal agencies to learn of new opportunities and resources. To get access to the Matchmaking session, visit MBDA.gov to register to MED Week!

#BuildBackBetterTogether
#2021MEDWeek
#MinorityBusiness

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