The Minority Businesses Development Agency will locate a business center in Mississippi.
A $375,000 grant, announced by Senator Roger Wicker, will pave the way for the creation of the center. Although no location has been given, according to the agency’s website, their business centers are located in areas with the largest concentration of minority populations and the largest number of minority businesses.
“This is great news for our state. A new MBDA Business Center will put technical and business development services within reach for more minority businesses,” Senator Wicker said.
The MBDA is the only federal agency solely dedicated to the growth and global competitiveness of minority business enterprises.
In D.C., Wicker and several other Senators on both sides of the aisle introduced the ‘Reaching America’s Rural Minority Businesses Act of 2021’ which would support the creation of up to 10 business centers at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
When the legislation was introduced last Congress, it was endorsed by all of Mississippi’s HBCUs, including Alcorn State University, Coahoma Community College, Hinds Community College-Utica, Jackson State University, Mississippi Valley State University, Rust College, and Tougaloo College.
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