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The Georgia MBDA Business Center offers clients a comprehensive curriculum of learning, training, and opportunities. Our offerings are designed to educate our clients, give them the tools needed for success, and connect with peers for collaboration, networking, and opportunities.

Advanced Manufacturing Program

In collaboration with the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute, the Advanced Manufacturing Program at the Georgia MBDA Business Center supports MBE manufacturers throughout the United States with matchmaking, training, and education on cutting-edge trends and technologies. We also host our annual National MBE Manufacturers Summit to provide MBE manufacturers with education on emerging trends and opportunities with major corporations and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).

Healthcare Expert Alliance Roundtable (HEART)

HEART was created by the Georgia MBDA Business Center to align small and diverse firms in the healthcare industry with education, training, and procurement. We see strength in numbers and opportunities, and we strive to connect our cohort with major healthcare and hospital systems, group purchasing organizations, distributors, and other healthcare suppliers. HEART also provides education on emerging trends and technologies.


In collaboration with the nation’s oldest technology incubator, the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) at Georgia Tech, MBDA@ATDC was created to support small and diverse founders in Georgia with access to education, capital, community and more!

Navigating and Adjusting to the New Normal (NANN)

Funded by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Act, the Navigating and Adjusting to the New Normal (NANN) program helps MBEs primarily in Georgia. With a focus on MBEs in Albany, Augusta, Columbus, Macon, Savannah, and South Atlanta, NANN helps companies affected by the COVID-19 pandemic recover and scale by accessing capital and connecting with opportunities, partnerships, and programs that will grow and strengthen their businesses.

Southeast MBDA Business Growth Hub

The SE MBDA Business Growth Hub is a pilot project to blend the networks and innovation spaces, which support MBEs in eight southeastern states – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. This cohesive, blended network will foster MBEs’ participation in programs to grow and scale their businesses. This effort is designed to overcome the limited participation of MBEs in local innovation ecosystems while giving them access to a broader regional network of connections and experiences.

START to Build

Specialty Trades Aiming at the Right Targets (START) to Build is a client-focused consortium that seeks to secure opportunities for Center companies in the construction industry and expose clients to new trends and technologies. The program works with general contractors, specialty trade contractors, developers, and facilities management firms interested in building connections to create new business opportunities.