Historic Legislation! Bi-Partisan Infrastructure Bill Creates Permanent Status for MBDA

With the passage of historic legislation this week, the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) becamea permanent statutory agency. This groundbreaking legislation will allow the MBDA to expand programs and outreach to the minority-owned businesses of our nation. “President Biden has made clear his commitment to not just rebuilding to how things…

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Executive Order 13985 – Everything you need to know about an Important but Little-known Federal Directive

Executive Order 13985 was issued on day one of the Biden-Harris administration for the purpose of advancing equity and decreasing barriers to opportunity among racial and ethnic minorities. It has been nearly eight months since its passage, and the order has since laid the foundation for several important economic development initiatives. Despite its importance, it…

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Georgia MBDA Business Center Connects MBEs Regionally with Southeast Connections

When the Georgia Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Centers first launched the Specialty Trades Aiming at the Right Targets (START) to Build program in 2018, their team envisioned a robust, regional program that provided client Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) firms in construction with contracts, connections, and opportunities. In its three years of operation, the program…

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