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Minority Business Development Agency
The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that promotes growth and competitiveness of the United States' minority-owned businesses. The first and current National Director is Ronald N. Langston.
MBDA's stated mission is "to actively promote the growth and competitiveness of minority-owned businesses by providing access to public/private debt and equity financing, market opportunities, and management and business information; coordinating and leveraging public and private resources; and, facilitating strategic alliances." The main feature of the organization and it's site is to provide free consulting services to minority business developers. There are foure detailed guidlines for the following: access to markets, access to capital, management and technical assistance, and education and training.