The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center-Atlanta is part of a national network of 44 centers throughout the country funded by the Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency to help grow and strengthen Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs). It is operated by the Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2), a unit of the Georgia Institute of Technology. Our mission is to help MBEs experience significant growth, create and retain jobs, and become sustainable thereby having an overall positive economic impact on communities and the nation.
Through the Department of Commerce, MBDA, Georgia Tech, our strategic partners, and stakeholders, our MBEs have access to a nationwide community of experts and individuals engaged in technology, innovation, leading-edge business practices, and investing capital among other things.
- Introduce you to potential opportunities
- Help finance your company for growth
- Provide you with solid business advice that can be implemented
- Bring private and public sectors and organizations to you for “specific” opportunities
- Offer educational programs
“Since 2004, the MBDA Business Center-Atlanta has stayed true to its mission to provide business and technical assistance that helps minority business enterprises (MBEs) experience significant growth” Donna Ennis Project Director
- MBEs generating $1 million or more annually in sales as well as those in high-growth industries
- Key Industries: (1) Healthcare (2) Transportation (3) Energy
- Customer Sects: (1) Manufacturing (2) Construction (3) IT (4) Professinal Services (5) Technology
- MBE companies seeking to do business with the public and private sectors and technology start-up enterprises