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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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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

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November 20, 2019
  • Creating a Quick Business Plan in Three Hours [SCORE]
    November 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    SCORE Mentors Greater Seattle, 2401 4th Ave Ste 450, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

    Description:
    Join us and other entrepreneurs in this hands-on workshop where you will write your “Unique Value Statement” for your new product or service. This is a concise description of your product or service and explain the unique value your product or service provides to your customers. As part of the workshop, you will receive real-time feedback from a SCORE mentor to help you fine tune your Value Statement.

     In the second part of the workshop you will use the “Lean Canvas” to begin the process of turning your product/service into a business. In this interactive session, you use the canvas to help guide you in expanding the information in the Unique Value Statement by capturing key ideas, concepts and strategies about your business in the canvas. This creates a basic framework that you can use to complete YOUR full, detailed business plan.


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Although Referendum 88 was not successful, Governor Jay Inslee remains “deeply committed to continue efforts that address opportunity for all Washingtonians consistent with current law. ” Read Inslees’s full statement here.

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