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Minority Business Development Agency Opens Satellite Center in Anchorage


Initiative Aims to Foster National Teaming Arrangements with Alaskan Native Corporations

Washington, DC (February 16, 2012) – David A. Hinson, National Director of the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) at the U.S. Department of Commerce will join Mayor Dan Sullivan at a press conference and ribbon cutting ceremony to open a new satellite center on Tuesday, February 21, 2012. The new satellite center is designed to help minority-owned firms both in Alaska and throughout the country create and retain jobs, increase size, scale and capacity, and build globally competitive firms.
By leveraging the economic opportunities that could be realized by partnering with Alaska Native Corporations, minority-owned firms will be in a stronger position to successfully compete for public and private sector contracts globally. The new satellite center will be directly linked to the Native American Business Enterprise Center in Mesa, Arizona and a network of more than 40 other MBDA Business Centers around the country. The satellite center in Anchorage is funded by a federal grant and operated by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development.

About the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)
MBDA, www.mbda.gov, an agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce, promotes the growth and global competitiveness of the minority business community, making them better equipped to create jobs, impact local economies and compete successfully in domestic and global marketplaces. With a nationwide network of more than 40 business centers and strategic partners, MBDA assists minority entrepreneurs and business owners with consulting services, contract and financing opportunities, bonding and certification services, building business-to-business alliances and executive training.

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