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About Us

The U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency is the only federal agency solely dedicated to fostering the growth and global competitiveness of U.S. minority business enterprises. MBDA programs are focused on economic empowerment and leading minority business enterprises through business transformation. For more than 50 years, MBDA has helped minority-owned firms gain greater access to capital and contracts, build scale and capacity, and expand into new markets.


Since 1983, MBDA has hosted the National MED Week observance honoring the outstanding achievements and leadership of minority-owned firms, organizations and advocates from across the Nation.


OKC Minority Enterprise Development Week highlights, celebrates, and strengthens the minority business enterprise ecosystem. This year's theme is Cultivating Community, Collaborative Growth Through Resilience! This weeklong celebration will play host to a series of networking events, an awards ceremony, and educational programming that will include topics of technology, marketing, legality, supplier diversity, access to capital, finance, e-commerce, and other programming organized with community partners. We invite you to engage with #OKCMED24 as we celebrate and support minority-owned businesses in OKC. Register for the experience!



Oklahoma City Minority Enterprise Development Week, 2024 is powered by a dedicated group of business and nonprofit leaders interested in spurring economic empowerment and growth of minority owned businesses.


Our Mission
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