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Senator Blumenthal Announces Opening of MBDA Business Center operated by GNEMSDC
October 12, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Senator Richard Blumenthal will be our featured guest today at the celebration of the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council’s (“GNEMSDC”) launch of the Connecticut Satellite office of the Massachusetts MBDA Business Center. The Celebration will take place at the offices of one of the Center’s clients: Peralta Design.
GNEMSDC was awarded a five year grant to operate the Center by the Minority Business Development Agency (“MBDA”), which is part of the U.S. Commerce Department and the only Federal agency focused on minority business development. The Center, which is based in Boston, MA, and has a satellite office in New Haven, CT, is focused on promoting the growth and prosperity of minority owned businesses throughout the six New England states. At no cost to its clients, the Center will provide: business development services with public sector and private sector buyers; export assistance; and capacity building services (financial management; strategic planning; marketing; process improvement; assistance with mergers and acquisitions; and assistance with access to all types of capital).
Senator Richard Blumenthal, along with the entire Connecticut Congressional delegation, supported GNEMSDC’s grant application to operate the Center. Senator Blumenthal has been a long standing champion of minority business development. He is one of the supporters of the Minority Business Development Act of 2021 (the “MBDA Act”). The MBDA Act makes permanent the MBDA and expands the agency’s capacity to promote and administer programs to assist the development and resiliency of minority business enterprises.
Led by Ramon Peralta, its Founder and Creative Director, Peralta Design is the premiere digital creative agency of choice. The firm is certified as an MBE by GNEMSDC and is one of the early clients of the Center