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Boston MBDA Business Center

The Boston MBDA Business Center is a program federally-funded by the U. S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and operated by the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council (GNEMSDC). The Council has been dedicated to serving MBEs in New England for over 35 years. The Center provides enhanced access to vetted, highly capable and competitive MBEs, which will help drive the buyer’s business through competitive pricing, innovation and quality goods and services. The Center will also provide strategic advice on supplier diversity programs to help make buyers more effective and efficient in meeting its goals.

MBDA (Minority Business Development Agency)
The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. MBDA is the only federal agency created specifically to foster the establishment and growth of minority-owned businesses in America. MBDA is an entrepreneurial focused and innovative organization committed to wealth creation in minority communities. The Agency's mission is to actively promote the growth and competitiveness of large, medium and small minority business enterprises (MBEs). MBDA actively coordinates and leverages public and private sector resources that facilitate strategic alliances in support of its mission.

MBE Eligibility
The Boston Business Center offers services to MBEs owned and controlled by:

  • US citizens or resident aliens admitted for lawful admission to the United States and that
  • Fall into specific ethnic minority groups: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian and Pacific Islander Americans, Native Americans (including Alaska Natives, Alaska Native Corporations and Tribal entities), Asian Indian Americans and Hasidic Jewish Americans. See 15 CFR § 1400.1-.2 and Executive Order 11625.
Although the Boston Business Center can offer services to all MBE firms, target clients include eligible MBE firms with one or both of the following characteristics:
  • Annual revenues of over $1,000,000 or
  • Be on track for rapid growth, with the capability of generating significant employment and long term economic growth. The Center will provide enhanced access to vetted, highly capable and competitive MBEs, which will help drive the buyer’s business through competitive pricing, innovation and quality goods and services. The Center will also provide strategic advice on supplier diversity programs to help make buyers more effective and efficient in meeting its goals.

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