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Business News: (News from the Minority Business Development Agency July 2017)

MBDA Acting National Director Garcia

Chris Garcia was recently appointed as the National Deputy Director of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency. In his role as the Acting National Director, Garcia works to ensure that the nation’s 8 million minority-owned businesses have the resources they need to expand economic opportunity and create jobs. Read MBDA Acting National Director Garcia recent remarks.


MBDA and Kauffman Foundation Partnership Providing Greater Access to the U.S. Census Bureau Data on Minority Entrepreneurs

Last week the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Census Bureau released the 2015 Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs and this year’s survey data reveals an increase in the number of U.S. minority-owned employer firms, payroll, and the number of people employed.


Brilliant Conference Leads to a Wealth of Opportunities

For the first time, close to 200 attendees from around the country assembled in one room at Georgia Tech to take part in the groundbreaking National MBE Manufacturers Summit 2016, a huge milestone for the manufacturing industry. This year’s National MBE Manufacturers Summit 2017 will be even better featuring some amazing opportunities.


Advanced Manufacturing Made in American Communities

Advanced manufacturing firms are growing rapidly in the United States. As a result, many traditional manufacturing firms are faced with decisions to integrate advanced manufacturing equipment and training into existing plants or discontinue operations and relocate into new facilities.


Big Business in the Bayou: MBDA and Essence Celebrate Successful Launch of Path to Power Conference in New Orleans

The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) partnered with Essence Communications Inc. to launch the first-ever “Essence Path to Power: Entrepreneurship and Business Conference,” in conjunction with the annual Essence Festival in New Orleans June 30-July 2.


9 Low-Budget Marketing Strategies Every Startup Can Afford

Many cash-strapped startups abandon the "superfluous" investment of marketing. Big mistake, because marketing can actually provide that cash.


Investing in America: MBDA Forms New Strategic Partnership with The Latino Coalition

The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) has partnered with The Latino Coalition (TLC) through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The new agreement, “designed to help enhance the overall business, economic and social objectives of the Hispanic community,” was signed during TLC’s 2017 Economic Opportunity Summit in Los Angeles.


Changing the Business Landscape: The Internship Phenomenon

When I was offered a summer internship at the Minority Business Development Agency in April, it was a no-brainer. I accepted immediately. Aside from the intrinsic rewards of becoming a public servant and carrying out the MBDA mission, there was another clear motivating factor involved in my decision: professional development.


Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure: MBDA Bringing Minority Firms to the Table for Eco-Rapid Transit Light Rail Project

The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and the Eco-Rapid Transit signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) designed to support the development of an environmentally friendly and energy efficient high speed, light-rail transit corridor in Southern California.