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.
Oklahoma City Minority Enterprise Development Week, 2020 is powered by a dedicated group of business and nonprofit leaders interested in spurring economic empowerment and growth of minority owned businesses.
A message from our Event Chair, Maurianna Adams, MPA:
"You are cordially invited to join Oklahoma City's Minority Enterprise Development Week 2020 "Bridging Culture, Community and Commerce". Last year, local and national partners including the National Minority Supplier Development Council, along with minority-owned businesses kicked off the first-ever minority enterprise development week in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt signed a proclamation recognizing the week-long event.
This year it is even more apparent that we rally around businesses and entrepreneurs most impacted by the pandemic and the catastrophic economic crisis. I am chairing this event because as economic recovery is discussed, we must include the untapped assets and resiliency of minority businesses. This is an initiative seeks to spur inclusive growth and make our city, Oklahoma City even greater."