Housed within the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is the sole federal agency dedicated to the growth and competitiveness of minority business enterprises (MBEs), recognizing their unique contributions to the national and global economic fabric.
The MBDA works to create an environment where minority businesses flourish, with programs strategically designed to help MBEs. Entrepreneurs who are ready to explore new markets can find valuable resources, potential partners, and more through MBDA Business Centers. These centers connect minority-owned firms with seasoned business experts on a wide variety of topics — including sourcing business capital, creating competitive contracts, strategic planning, and scaling up to become export-ready.
MBDA Business Centers are positioned in areas with high concentrations of people of color, with the aim of increasing accessibility. With nearly 100 locations nationwide, there’s bound to be a location near you!
Find your MBDA Business Center at mbda.gov/mbda-programs.