Atlanta MBDA Business Center

ATLANTA MBDA CENTERS
WHERE MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISES COME TO GROW

The Atlanta MBDA Centers offer clients
a comprehensive curriculum of learning and training. Our offerings are designed to educate our clients, give them the tools needed for success, and connect them with peer companies to further expand opportunities for business collaboration and networking.

Center Programs

START TO BUILD
Specialty Trades Aiming at the Right Targets (START) to Build is a client-led consortium that includes: construction firms, specialty trade contractors, and developers, as well as facilities management firms interested in building connections to create new business opportunities.

HEALTHCARE EXPERT ALLIANCE ROUNDTABLE (HEART)
HEART was created by the Atlanta MBDA Business and Advanced Manufacturing Centers to align MBEs in the healthcare space with opportunities from major healthcare firms. We see strength in numbers and opportunities, and we strive to connect our cohort with major suppliers in healthcare. We also provide them with education on emerging trends and technologies.

DOLLARS AND SENSE: GROW YOUR TOP AND BOTTOM LINE FINANCING SERIES
Since 2004, the Atlanta MBDA Centers have helped more than 1,200 MBEs obtain contracts and financing with public and private entities resulting in more than $3.5 billion in contract and finance awards from governments, corporations, and financial institutions across all industries. We provide the necessary financing and growth capital as well as education and resources to scale your business through bonding, real estate, insurance, general finance, and capital identification seminars.

GLOBAL EXPORT WORKSHOP
With an increased emphasis on MBEs’ international operations, we work closely with the MBDA Export Centers, U.S. Commercial Services, International Trade Administration, EXIM Bank, and others to bring programming on how to do business globally. We also coordinate with MBEs already working in the global market to identify ways in which we can help them expand their footprint across international borders.

NETWORK OF CHAMPIONS
At the Atlanta MBDA Business and Advanced Manufacturing Centers, our goal is to align the distinguished leaders in our private client network to create a synergy of partnerships and endless opportunities. Our client success is our success. The Network of Champions is an opportunity for our robust network of industry experts to network, strategize, and build relationships.