Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week

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How 11 Million Minority-Owned Firms Can Close the Wealth Gap and Drive the U.S. Economy

The following is a cross-post from the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) The U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), in collaboration with the Milken Institute, convened prominent scholars, economists and business leaders to combine research efforts in support of the growth and expansion of minority business enterprises (MBEs). Fifty years after the...

Remarks By Secretary Wilbur Ross at the Minority Business Development Agency's Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week

Thank you, Henry, for that kind introduction. And thank you for the work that you and your team are doing at MBDA to support not just minority businesses, but the economic development of our entire country. Thank you, also, to the Milken Institute and to Mintz for co-hosting this event. The Milken Institute has been instrumental in driving a constructive national dialogue and agenda for growing...

Presidential Proclamation on Minority Enterprise Development Week, 2019

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The following is a cross-post from the White House During Minority Enterprise Development Week, our Nation celebrates the success of minority-owned businesses and recognizes their significant role in strengthening our country’s robust economy. The contributions of these enterprises ensure American companies remain world leaders in the global marketplace. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the...

Honoring Our Nation’s Veteran Entrepreneurs

The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) recently honored minority-owned businesses in Detroit during Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week. At this year’s event, they launched a new award honoring the Minority Veteran-Owned Firm of the Year – which was bestowed upon Army veteran Bede Ramcharan, President & CEO of Indatatech, of San Antonio, Texas. Ramcharan is a retired Army colonel...

Tax Reform Means Better Business for America

Yesterday, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross joined President Donald J. Trump at a White House event honoring the 2017 winners of the National Minority Enterprise Development Week Award. During the event, both President Trump and Secretary Ross addressed how the Unified Framework for Tax Reform will help bring back the competitive edge for American businesses and industries, allowing American...

Commerce Secretary Ross Addresses Importance of Tax Reform in Empowering Minority-Owned Businesses

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross yesterday addressed minority businesses from across the country and stressed the need for tax reform in advancing economic growth, empowering small business owners and bringing more jobs back to the U.S. During a keynote address to the Minority Business Development Agency’s Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week, Secretary Ross reaffirmed the Administration...