WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, January 18, 2017, The U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency will release a new report, Contracting Barriers and Factors Affecting Minority Business Enterprises: A Review of Existing Disparity Studies. The report spotlights disparities in state and local government contracting between minority-owned and nonminority-owned business enterprises and provides an in-depth review and analysis of existing disparity studies, summaries, and reports.
MBDA Deputy National Director Albert K. Shen will host a free webinar on January 18, 2017 at 11 a.m. (ET), to discuss the report, its overall findings and recommendations.
WHO: Albert K. Shen, National Deputy Director, Minority Business Development Agency
Lee Upton III, Senior Consultant, Premier Quantitative Consulting Inc.
WHAT: Official public release and webinar for "Contracting Barriers and Factors Affecting Minority Business Enterprises: A Review of Existing Disparity Studies."
WHEN: Wednesday, January 18, 2017
10 a.m. (ET) - report released online
11 a.m. (ET) - webinar
*participants should pre-register at www.mbda.gov to gain access to webinar.
About the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)
MBDA, www.mbda.gov, is the only Federal agency dedicated to the growth and global competitiveness of U.S. minority-owned businesses. Our programs and services better equip minority-owned firms to create jobs, build scale and capacity, increase revenues and expand regionally, nationally and internationally. Services are provided through a network of MBDA Business Centers. After 47 years of service, MBDA continues to be a dedicated strategic partner to all U.S. minority-owned businesses, committed to providing programs and services that build size, scale and capacity through access to capital, contracts and markets. Follow us on Twitter @usmbda.
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