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The U.S Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency is the only Federal Government agency solely dedicated to the support of minority business enterprise.

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The U.S Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is the only Federal Government agency solely dedicated to the support of minority businesses enterprise. MBDA was originally established as the Office of Minority Business Enterprise by President Richard M. Nixon on March 5, 1969.

Operating since September of 2016, MBDA-Tacoma Business Center is one of 40 centers providing technical assistance and strategic business consulting to established minority-owned businesses in the Puget Sound region.

Our Mission

To promote the growth of minority-owned business through the mobilization and advancement of public and private sector programs, policy, and research

Our Vision

Economic prosperity for all American business enterprises

Our Clients

MBDA-Tacoma Business Center serves the whole Pacific Northwest and works regionally to help established minority business enterprises owned by the following individuals or groups: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian and Pacific Islander Americans, Native Americans, Asian Indian Americans and Hasidic Jewish Americans

Our Services

With the support of our strategic partners, MBDA-Tacoma Business Center provides technical, strategic, marketing and planning services, and business consulting to established minority-owned firms.

Our services include:

Access to Capital

  • Financial management and planning
  • Capital identification based on industry specialization
  • Bonding
  • Identification and closure of mergers and acquisitions
  • Financing forums and networking events
  • Mezzanine financing options

Access to Contracts

  • Solicitation analysis
  • Bid and proposal preparation
  • Business certification and registration assistance
  • Targeted teaming arrangements and joint ventures

Access to Markets & Export/Import

  • Market research
  • Feasibility studies and promotion
  • Business-to-business (B2B) matchmaking forums
  • International market analysis and trade assistance
  • Sprearhead trade missions

Upcoming Events

Events calendar
February 25, 2019
  • Turner Outreach Event for Birney Elementary Project
    February 25, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Birney Elementary School, 1202 S 76th St, Tacoma, WA 98408, USA (Library)

    Description: Tuner is bidding out sub jobs for an Elementary School in Tacoma. Please see the opportunity listed under "opportunities" at https://mbda-tacoma.com/opportunities/


    Presentation & Networking Agenda: 
    · Birney Elementary project overview
    · Diversity and local participation goals
    · Bid packages
    · Bid schedule
    · Prime and sub-tier partnering
    · Networking

    Attendance is not mandatory but strongly encouraged. MWDBE firms are also urged to attend to learn about sub-tier opportunities.  Attendance NOT required at all three sessions; the same content will be provided at each session.  However by attending all three, you maximize your networking opportunities. 

    RSVP BY FEBRUARY 22, 2019
    For RSVP or questions regarding this advertisement, please contact:
    Janelle Boyd
    Procurement & Diversity Coordinator
    Office: (206) 505-6600 │ Email: juboyd@tcco.com

    There are two additional meetings as well. 2/27 and 3/1.

    For More Information Click Here


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Turner – Outreach Event for Sub Bids of Birney Elementary Build

Turner Construction is holding three separate outreach events for their build of Birney Elementary in Tacoma.  Dates are as follows: Outreach #1: 2/25/2019 – Birney Elementary School – 4:00p-5:00p Outreach #2: 2/27/2019 – Turner Construction – 8:00a-9:30a Outreach #3 3/1/2019 – Tacoma Municipal Building – 10:00a-11:30a

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