Our Core Business Services

Global Business Development

Services include identification of export markets, facilitation of global transactions, international trade missions and market analysis, and overseas market promotion assistance.

Access to Capital

Services 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 Markets

Services include government procurement assistance, private sector contract identification and specialized certification assistance including 8(a), and assistance with market research.

Strategic Business Consulting

Services include sales consulting and forecasting, market feasibility studies, operations management and quality control, bid preparation and bonding (construction), and manufacturing facility leasing.



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About Us

Enhance your connections to the nation’s leading corporations, government entities, and minority businesses.
Obtain access to new markets, global and domestic.
Develop joint ventures and strategic alliances  as an  avenue for business growth.

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.


Our Initiatives


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.

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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.

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Young Technology

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.

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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

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Some Of Our Clients

Featured Posts

Young and Diverse MBEs in Today’s Tech Space – Sai Naik

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Young and Diverse MBEs in Today’s Tech Space – Adrian Walker

Continuing the theme of young and diverse MBE’s in today’s tech space, we want to introduce everybody to Adrian Walker.  A former engineer and data scientist in the automotive industry, Walker is the founder and CEO of Senetur. Offering an easy-to-use cloud-based dashboard, this is a company that prides itself on being an Industrial Internet…