For Immediate Release
September 02, 2020
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(BPRW) National MBDA MEDWeek

Set for September 13 – 19

(Black PR Wire) Washington, DC -- Since 1969, the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) has been instrumental in fostering the growth and global competitiveness of the Nation’s minority-owned businesses. From an estimated 300,000 minority-owned firms in 1969 to more than eleven million today, MBDA has led the way in gaining public recognition of the achievements and economic contributions of minority-owned firms.   


The MBDA National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Awards, set for September 13 – 19, are the highest level of national recognition that a U.S. minority-owned firm can receive by the U.S. Department of Commerce. These prestigious awards, bestowed during National Minority Enterprise Development Week (MED Week), celebrate the outstanding achievements of minority entrepreneurs, as well as the individuals and organizations that have demonstrated their commitment to advancing minority business enterprises


We recognize that minority communities and businesses have been particularly hurt and continue to face enormous challenges due to COVID-19.  This year, in particular, MBDA would like to highlight businesses that have developed and implemented innovative solutions that promote business continuity and the ability to thrive through the challenges. We look forward to acknowledging, recognizing and encouraging the well-deserved accomplishments and ingenuity being demonstrated in the minority business community at this critical time.

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