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Minority Business Development Agency

The mission of the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is to promote the growth of minority owned businesses through the mobilization and advancement of public and private sector programs, policy, and research. MBDA has accomplished this mission by funding a network of centers that provide Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) a variety of business assistance services.

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Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Conference

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The following remarks were pre-recorded. Good morning everyone, and welcome to the 2021 Minority Enterprise Development Week Conference! MED Week is our Department’s most important event in support of minority businesses and entrepreneurs. You have an exciting week ahead of you! The MBDA staff has worked hard to put together an amazing lineup − from seminars to networking sessions and training...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Announces New Data Strategy to Enhance Equitable Economic Growth, Spur Good-Paying Jobs for All Americans

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Remarks by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Juneau Business Roundtable in Juneau, Alaska

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Good afternoon, everyone! Thank you, Robert, for the introduction and for moderating our roundtable discussion. Thank you to the Central Council Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska and Richard, for hosting us today. And thank you all for taking time from your busy schedules to join this important conversation. In the last eighteen months, COVID-19 has impacted every community in America and...

Deputy Secretary Don Graves Hosts Roundtable with Minority-Owned Business Leaders to Address Critical Need for Investments in the Care Economy

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Deputy Secretary Don Graves hosted a virtual roundtable discussion earlier this month with minority-owned business leaders to address the critical need to create and invest in a care economy, especially for minority-owned businesses. The event comes as Secretary Raimondo and the Biden Administration continue to emphasize the need for transformational investments in America’s care infrastructure....

Remarks by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the MBDA InVision Tour: Tech Transfer & Small Business Innovation Research

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Thank you, Edith, for the kind introduction. Thank you to the Minority Business Development Agency, or MBDA, for organizing the InVision Tour, and thank you to our event partners at the Federal Laboratory and the Small Business Administration. It is my absolute honor and privilege to serve as Deputy Secretary of Commerce and to be part of the Biden-Harris Administration, which is not only...

Nominations Open for 2021 National Minority Enterprise Development Week Awards

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The U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is currently accepting nominations for their 2021 National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Awards. These prestigious honors are presented during MBDA’s National Minority Enterprise Development Week—September 12-18, 2021—and celebrate the outstanding achievements of minority entrepreneurs, as well as individuals...

Inventors, Physicists and Entrepreneurs: Commerce Home to Diverse-Range of AANHPI Pioneers

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The Department of Commerce is proud to join the Nation in recognizing the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month, also known as Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. Observed annually in May, AANHPI Heritage Month is a time to reflect upon and celebrate the remarkable role of the AANHPI community in our Nation’s history. It also is a time to...

Recognizing AANHPI Heritage Month: Commerce Department Offers Valuable Resources and Services for Entrepreneurs and Minority and Women-Owned Businesses

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This year as we celebrate Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month, we must first recognize the rise of hate crimes on the AANHPI community faced this past year during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Commerce Department continues to support the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to end this violence and root out systemic barriers to economic justice, health...

Women’s History Month is a Time to Sing the Praises of Enterprising Women of Color

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The following is a cross-post from the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Since 1987, March has been the time for our nation to pause to reflect on the amazing contributions of women who have set the stage, raised the bar, and made their distinctive mark on the advancement of minority business enterprises. Women’s History Month is a time to sing the praises of Enterprising Women of Color...

Spotlight on Commerce: Shayla E. Moon, Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs Specialist, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)

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