Tacoma, Wash. — The City of Tacoma’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center has been named Public Agency of the Year by the Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council (MSDC).
“It is an honor to accept this award on behalf of the City of Tacoma’s MBDA Business Center,” said MBDA Business Center Director Linda Lee Womack. “We are the only municipally housed MBDA Business Center in the country, and our partnership with the City of Tacoma gives us a greater degree of flexibility in our efforts to provide ongoing, quality assistance to minority businesses with rapid growth potential.”
The Northwest Mountain MSDC’s Leadership and Advocacy Awards recognize corporate and public agency members each year for their supplier diversity excellence across the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. The awards criteria is based on information including, but not limited to dollars spent with certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) suppliers, outreach to the MBE community, and an organization’s overall supplier diversity strengths and efforts.