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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.

You are ready, and so are we.

OUR PROGRAM

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
September 26, 2018
  • Preparing for the Regional Contracting Webinar
    September 26, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
    Washington PTAC, 808 134th St SW #101, Everett, WA 98204, USA

    Training Topics: Government Contracting
    Description:
    **Please register for "Preparing for Regional Contracting Forum" This training is geared towards attendees of the upcoming Regional Contracting Forum **

    Market research, marketing, and relationship building are critical to your success as a government contractor! This training is geared towards attendees of the upcoming Regional Contracting Forum, this is also a great webinar to help you brush up on your market research skills.

    This is a workshop to prepare:

    • Who will you meet 
    • Prepare your pitch & capability statement 
    • Your plan for networking 
    • Questions to agencies/primes 
    • Steps after the event

    RCF Event Details:   http://www.seattle.gov/city-purchasing-and-contracting/rcf#about 


    For More Information, Click Here: https://bit.ly/2N09Heb

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