U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Chair of the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo on July 8th announced that MBDA Tacoma received a $2 million award to support their operations for the next five years. The announcement came during a roundtable discussion with minority-owned small business leaders and entrepreneurs from across Washington who shared their own successful experiences with the Center.
The MBDA-Tacoma Business Center and Business Impact Northwest hosted the meeting which included Senator Cantwell, Commerce Secretary Raimondo, Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards and a panel of minority-owned firms. CMBDA clients voiced their experiences and feedback about the importance of MBDA’s role in assisting minority-owned businesses and federal support for the agency.
The City’s MBDA Business Center has served growing minority-owned businesses in the local area and region since September 2016. Through June 30, 2026, the City will receive $400,000 annually in federal funds over a five-year period, as long as satisfactory performance is met and congressional appropriations are made.
Updated: July 12, 2021