Women: The New Economic Super Power

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Women: The New Economic Super Power

During Women’s History Month, we often highlight the contributions of such pioneers as Rosa Parks and Dolores Huerta, there is no doubt that these ‘sheroes’ blazed trails and opened doors that help contemporary women like Joan Mattox-Gray and Sonia Laguna have a foundation on which they can be a part of the growing economic super power that is emerging in the US.

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EWIE Co & Cadena: The Role of Mentorship In Developing an MBE

Through our blog, the MMSDC and the Detroit MBDA Center plans to feature stories and reflections from people in the minority supplier development community. For one of our first posts, we wanted to highlight the role mentorship plays among MBEs. As Dilip shows us, mentoring a fellow entrepreneur can not only benefit minority communities, but it can also lead to new business success.


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U.S. featured as Hannover Messe Trade Show Partner Country for 2016


MBDA to be featured in US Investment Pavilion, looking for qualified, interested MBEs


The International trade show Hannover Messe 2016 which focuses on industrial equipment is scheduled for April 25-29 in Hannover, Germany and is inviting all MBEs to attend. This year, for the first time, the United States has been named the featured Partner Country for the event, highlighting the U.S. as a leader in the world of innovative technology through the 250 companies in the US Pavilion that will be attending.  Additionally, this year, President Barack Obama will join the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, to open the industrial technology trade fair, appearing at the opening ceremony and touring the fair.

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2016 for the MMSDC & MBDA: Michelle Sourie Robinson

Happy New Year!  This is truly an exciting time at the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC).  Our year is off to a great start and I wanted to personally write to alert you about many improvements already in the works.  There are far too many enhancements to list, but a few are highlighted as follows:

New Strategy: At our Annual Meeting in November, 2015 we released our strategic plan.  Over the past several months you, our constituents provided input via surveys and participated in focus groups, interviews, etc to inform the plan and help us drive business growth for our corporate and MBE constituents.

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MBDA Scholarship Recipients selected


It is with excitement that the Detroit MBDA Business Center and its operator, the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council, announce the recipients of the $1,000 MBDA Scholarships that will be used to cover the registration fee at this year’s NMSDC National Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange in San Diego this October.

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Detroit MBDA Business Center Blog – Welcome!

On behalf of Detroit’s MBDA Business Center, we would like to welcome you to our newest website addition. Here you will be able to find success stories of Center clients, short entries regarding helpful topics for your companies, such as succession planning or various suggestions on raising capital, and descriptions of our latest initiatives that you can be a part of.

The MBDA Center, first and foremost, is an agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce, dedicated to promoting the growth and success of the minority-owned business community. It is the mission of the Center to help clients expand their businesses in a variety of industries, provide access to capital, and, overall, to work with companies by providing consulting services and opportunities for contracts and financing.

It is the hope of the Center that you will find the entries in our Blog to be beneficial, informative, and a chance to share your successes with one another. Enjoy!