The Business Center assists eligible MBEs in growing their businesses and competing in domestic and global markets. The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), a bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce, leads Federal Government efforts to promote the growth and global competitiveness of America’s growing minority business enterprise (MBE) community. Through MBDA’s services, MBEs are better equipped to create jobs, contribute to local economies, and sustain America’s position as a world economic leader.
The Orlando MBDA COVID Response and Relief Business Center serves Central and North Florida. The minority business development services, focuses on securing domestic public and/or private contracts and financing transactions, exports, and job creation for “eligible minority-owned businesses.” Companies that are 51% owned or controlled by the following persons or groups of persons are eligible to receive technical business assistance services from the Orlando MBDA COVID Response and Relief Business Center Program: African American, Hispanic American, American Asian and Pacific Islander, Native American (including Alaska Natives, Alaska Native Corporations and Tribal entities), Asian Indian American, and Hasidic Jewish Americans.