Our Services and Eligibility

SERVICES PROVIDED

Procurement Assistance, Access to Markets

  • Contract procurement assistance with public and private-sector entities
  • Facilitate joint ventures to build capacity and increase revenue
  • Access to hard-to-reach contract opportunities using MBDA proprietary resources
  • Ability to leverage opportunities in other Texas and United States markets through the more than 40 MBDA business centers located throughout the country
  • Facilitation of export opportunities including introductions to consulates, commercial attachés, and the Export-Import Bank

 Access to Capital

  • Loans and lines of credit
  • Bonding and insurance
  • Asset-based lending (e.g., factoring)
  • Equity investments

One-on-One Business Consulting

  • Strategic growth strategies
  • Marketing and branding
  • Business development
  • Capacity building
  • Financial assessments and valuations

Other Strategic Services

  • Invitations to trainings, seminars and events
  • Facilitation of minority certification

ELIGIBILITY

Minority-owned businesses that have been in business three or more years and with $1 million or more in annual revenue are the target clients for our services.  High-growth industries such as green technology, clean energy, health care, infrastructure and broadband technology also are eligible for the MBDA program

Clients include:

  • African Americans
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Asian and Pacific Islander Americans
  • Native Americans (including Alaska Natives, Alaska Native Corporations and Tribal entities)
  • Asian Indian Americans
  • Hasidic Jewish Americans