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Washington Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center

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"Where businesses come to grow."


One of 35 Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) centers across the country under the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Washington MBDA Business Center provides technical assistance and business consulting to established minority-owned businesses in Washington state. The center works with minority business enterprises to generate increased financing and contract opportunities and to create and retain jobs.


The Business Center is part of a cooperative agreement between US Department of Commerce and City of Tacoma. The program’s objective is to provide ongoing, quality assistance to minority businesses with rapid growth potential, so that they can achieve greater participation in the development of the nation’s commerce.

 

Washington MBDA Business Center helps minority-owned business gain access to: 

 

Capital 

This includes bonding assistance, identifying financing opportunities, and matchmaking with banking institutions or mezzanine financing options. It also includes connecting businesses with alternative lenders for the financing of purchase orders or rapid scalability.

Contracts 

This includes procurement opportunities, solicitation analysis, bidding and proposal preparation. 

Learn more about the Washington MBDA Business Center:

Link to MBDA Tacoma Website

Washington Minority Business Development Agency Business Center

747 Market Street, Room 808

Tacoma, WA  98402

 

Washington MBDA Business Center Website

 

Linda Womack

Director

(253) 591-5239

 

Ivan Golovkin

Project Specialist

(253) 591-5240

 

Orlantha Coleman
Program Development Specialist Lead 
(253) 573-2435

 

Jessica Cheng
Program Technician
(206) 681-8806

 

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