Special to the Banner-News
LITTLE ROCK – The U.S. Small Business Administration Arkansas District Office and the Arkansas Minority Business Development Agency Business Center, operated by Communities Unlimited, will sign and celebrate their official partnership on Sept. 15. The event will be held at the Communities Unlimited corporate headquarters at 3 East Colt Square Drive, Fayetteville, AR, from 1 - 3 p.m. This is a public event and all are welcome to attend.
The Arkansas SBA District Director, Adriene Brown, and Communities Unlimited's Director of Entrepreneurship and Head of the Arkansas MBDA Business Center, Cynthia Terry, will provide remarks.
"The SBA Arkansas District Office's new alliance with the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) recognizes a need to utilize partnerships to make an impact in the state." said Adriene Brown, SBA ARDO Director. "Alliances play a pivotal role in providing our communities with resources to help them grow and capitalize on opportunities. Our joint effort will help deliver on our commitment to create opportunities for small businesses by expanding access to capital."
The Arkansas MBDA Business Center began operating in September 2022 after being awarded a grant by the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), a bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The Minority Business Development Agency manages a national network of MBDA Business Centers.
The Center's primary focus is serving mature MBEs with more significant revenues, operating budgets, and experienced staff with growth opportunities through contracting, partnerships, joint ventures and subcontracting. The Arkansas MBDA Business Center provides business assessment, strategic growth planning, financial forecasts and analysis, business consulting, strategic partner referrals and more.
For more information on SBA Arkansas District office activities and events, visit Arkansas | U.S. Small Business Administration (sba.gov) or contact [email protected].
For more information or to connect with the Arkansas MBDA Business Center, visit https://ar-mbda.org/ or call