Ohio MBDA Business Center

The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency’s (MBDA) mission is to foster the growth and global competitiveness of U.S. businesses that are minority-owned. MBDA accomplishes its mission by facilitating transactions through referrals, business consulting, contract bid/proposal preparation, loan packaging, and/or matching contract opportunities and capital sources (i.e. loans, equity, bonding, etc.). In addition, MBDA helps clients to achieve their growth objectives by connecting them with prospective strategic partners through business-to-business matching, teaming arrangements, joint ventures, or other strategic advisory services.

The Ohio MBDA Business Center at the Greater Cleveland Partnership assists businesses in the following areas:

Capital Sourcing – Access to Capital and Finance Management

  • Commercial lending and banking
  • Financial, credit and risk analysis
  • SBA and conventional loans qualification and evaluation
  • Loan and grant identification and packaging
  • General finance counseling
  • Alternative financing opportunities

Contract Opportunity Sourcing – Access to Contracts

Provide procurement assistance to help MBEs do business with the federal, state, and local governments as well as private corporations. Our services include:

  • Procurement opportunities identification
  • Solicitation analysis
  • Research contract award histories
  • Post-award contract administration

Business Match-Making

Convening events between Government, Public sector and Private sector partners with our MBDA clients.

Business Consulting

To grow your business, you must have sound management practices and processes in place. Our services include:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Joint Ventures
  • Organization and structure
  • General business consulting

Access to NEW Markets

We assist you in increasing your market share by identifying new markets or increasing your existing market customer base. Our services include:

  • Government procurement assistance
  • Private sector contract identification

Contact Us

Email us using the form below or call us at 1-877-860-MBDA.