The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) was originally established as the Office of Minority Business Enterprise by President Richard M. Nixon on March 5, 1969. By establishing a federal agency dedicated exclusively to minority business enterprise, President Nixon recognized the impact of minority businesses on the nation’s economy and on the general welfare of the coun-try.. The Agency provides national policies and leadership in forming and strengthening a partner-ship of business, industry, and government with the Nation’s minority businesses. The MBDA is a sub agency of the US Department of Commerce.

In 2011, the US Department of Commerce ‘s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) se-lected the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) to become the operator of one its 34 nationwide regional Business Centers to boost job creation and foster the economic growth of minority firms in Michigan. In 2016 the MBDA also chose MMSDC to become one of its 4 nationwide Advanced Manufacturing Centers.

For more information on the MBDA, please make sure to visit the national MBDA site.

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.

Our Initiatives

Michigan in Mexico
Young Technology
Access to Capital
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