Minority Business Development Agency set for National Minority Enterprise Development Week 2014
Martin Desmarais | 7/1/2014, 11:05 a.m.
The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency is targeting minority business owners and offering a boost to their bottom line by taking part in the National Minority Enterprise Development Week Conference 2014. The agency has opened registration for the event. As one of the longest running Minority Business Enterprise events in the United States, the National MED Week Conference recognizes outstanding achievements of leading minority entrepreneurs and organizations while positioning business owners for opportunities that drive growth, MBDA officials said. The conference, which is hosted by the MBDA, is the largest federally sponsored event on minority enterprise development. The event is being held this year from July 31 to Aug. 1 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. In the spirit of the theme, “Connecting Business with Opportunity,” MED Week 2014 will provide opportunities for attendees to gain expert knowledge on business growth strategies, and connect with senior public officials, industry executives and leaders from all over the country. They will also learn about cutting-edge tools that will give their business a competitive advantage. The conference also gives attendees the opportunity to participate in networking receptions, business networking opportunities, power learning sessions, a business-to-business matchmaking session, and the MED Week Awards Luncheon recognizing minority business leaders.
The 45-year-old MBDA is the only federal agency dedicated to the growth and global competitiveness of U.S. minority-owned businesses. Its programs and services are designed to better equip minority-owned firms to create jobs, increase revenues and expand regionally, nationally and internationally. Services are provided through a network of MBDA Business Centers.
Registration for in the National Minority Enterprise Development Week Conference 2014 is available at http://medweek.mbda.gov/home.