Our Core Business Services
Global Business DevelopmentServices include identification of export markets, facilitation of global transactions, international trade missions and market analysis, and overseas market promotion assistance.
Access to CapitalServices include identification of domestic and global financing opportunities, equity financing, brokerage of financial transactions, identification and closure of merger and acquisition transactions. Access to Contracts
Services include identification of procurement opportunities, solicitation analysis, bid and proposal preparation, negotiation and closing, research contract award histories.
Access to MarketsServices include government procurement assistance, private sector contract identification and specialized certification assistance including 8(a), and assistance with market research.
Strategic Business ConsultingServices include sales consulting and forecasting, market feasibility studies, operations management and quality control, bid preparation and bonding (construction), and manufacturing facility leasing.
The MBDA Business Center located in Detroit is operated by Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council. The center is part of a national network of funded centers located in major cities throughout the United States.
The MBDA Business Center Detroit can open doors to greater opportunity for strong companies looking to achieve the next level of success.
Michigan, and especially Detroit, is a hotbed for construction projects. Every month, new condominiums, stadiums, shops, and restaurants are going up. We want to make sure that our Center clients are a part of that action. Whether it is helping with bids, making connections to the right people, or simply taking clients through the bonding process, we are here to help.
Related Professional: Matthew Kanary
Michigan in Mexico
As manufacturers and large companies move their production operations into Mexico, we want to make sure that our minority businesses are equipped to do business down there as well. The Center is providing its clients information and consulting in relation to tapping into the Mexican market, finding opportunities out there, and entering the exporting process. Through this Initiative, the Center has developed an extensive network of contacts with key state officials, automotive and aerospace clusters, and manufacturing representatives. Additionally, on our staff is Javier Smith who is well-experienced with the business culture and opportunities in Mexico.
Related Professional: Javier Smith
Innovation is all around and technology is always changing. The minority-owned businesses that we work with have a piece of that technology pie and we want to help them along the way. Whether the involvement is with phone applications, computer software, automotive innovation, or otherwise, we want to make sure that those minority-owned businesses get the support that they need.
Related Professional: Silvia A. Mansoor
Access to Capital
One thing that all businesses need—especially when they are starting—is capital. We want to help minority owned businesses tap into all of the capital that is out there. Therefore, the Center is currently building up its Access to Capital program, which will include a variety of resources, including lending, peer-to-peer platforms, private equity, and venture capital. The Center is working on creating an online tool that will pair minority-owned businesses to the appropriate capital partner. Please make sure to stay in touch with Center for updates on this program.
Related Professional: Samuel Spencer
Diane joined the Center in 2012. Prior to joining the Center, Diane was with the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council. Within her role at the Center, Diane oversees the consultants and the work coming out of the Center. In addition to her managerial position, Diane provides strategic consulting and certification services that focus on complex business structures, and in particular, joint ventures. …
A finance expert, Sam provides the Center’s clients with consulting services for finance, supply chain, mergers and acquisitions, and operations. Before coming to Michigan, Sam worked in Morgan Stanley’s Midwest Investment Banking Division in Chicago. While there, he primarily supported the automotive and commercial vehicle practices. Before that, Sam began his investment banking career with…
Javier’s work at the Center primarily focuses on the Michigan in Mexico Initiative. Javier is a great asset to the Center due to his experience and expertise. He has been involved in international trade for the majority of his career. Early on, he was the founder of his own trading companies. Thereafter, he went on…
Matt’s work in the Center focuses on clients in the construction and related industries. Matt’s main objective is to make sure his clients are connected to the right people in order to obtain contracts and grow their businesses. Matt brings to the Center all of his experience and expertise that he has accumulated over the…
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