MBDA Minority Business Center Cleveland, Ohio
The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. It is the only federal agency created specifically to support the establishment, growth and global competitiveness of U.S. businesses that are minority-owned.
The MBDA Business Center-Cleveland is operated by the Commission on Economic Inclusion, a program of the Greater Cleveland Partnership. It is funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce with additional support from the GCP and the GCP's small business partner, the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE).
The center, which is entrepreneurially focused, is committed to wealth creation in minority communities. It actively coordinates and leverages public- and private-sector resources that facilitate strategic alliances in support of its mission.
Access to Capital and Finance Management
By far, the most important aspect of developing your business, and often the most difficult to achieve, is access to capital and finance management. Whether it’s securing working capital from a lender, applying for an SBA loan, or responding to a grant proposal, we will help you prepare a package with the ultimate goal of getting the funding. Learn more.
Access to Contracts
MBDA business development specialists provide procurement assistance to help minority-owned firms do business with the federal, state, and local governments as well as private corporations. Learn more.
Access to Markets
Increasing market share through the identification of new markets or increasing your customer base in an existing market is our goal for you. Learn more.
Strategic Business Consulting
To grow your business, you must have sound management practices and processes in place. Learn more.
A business is eligible to work with the MBDA office if the company is owned or controlled (greater than 50 percent) by individuals who are U.S. citizens or resident aliens admitted for lawful admission to the U.S. and are African American, Asian and Pacific Islanders, Asian Indians, Hasidic Jews, Hispanic or Native Americans.
MBDA Business Center-Cleveland
1240 Huron Road East, Suite 300
Cleveland, OH 44115