ATLANTA, GA–The MBDA Business Center-Atlanta ranked five in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s 2013 MBDA Century Club List of Top Performing Centers out of more than 40 other business centers serving minority owned businesses.
All MBDA Business Centers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico were graded according to a point system in the following categories : contracts/procurement transactions, financial transactions, clients served, jobs created/retained, strategic alliances, export transactions and referrals. The MBDA Business Center-Atlanta has helped clients to secure over $109 million in contracts and finance in 2013 (over $600 million since 2004) and has helped create/retain over 700 jobs in 2013 (3,600 since 2004) placing them in the top 10.
Project Director, Donna Ennis was elated when she learned of their award in San Antonio, TX for the MBDA Training conference. “I’ve seen our center improve over the years. It is truly an honor to be recognized for all of our hard work, but it’s much deeper than that. Our purpose is to increase the stability of minority business enterprises (MBEs). Now that we are seeing the residuals of our services and how we are helping the economy, we strive to do even better,” said Ennis.
MBEs today are growing more rapidly than U.S. businesses overall, but have major difficulties penetrating markets, attracting capital and growing revenue. MBDA Business Centers step in by providing high impact firms with the services, resources and networks they need in order to fairly compete with all U.S. companies.
“Now that we are in our tenth year and have a strong foundation with our clients, we are revising our strategies to better serve them and their needs,” declared Ennis.
The MBDA Business Center-Atlanta is Celebrating a Decade of Success in 2014 and will announce upcoming events.