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Boston MBDA Business Center Opens to Assist Minority Businesses

Dr. Frederick McKinney, President & CEO, Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, and MBDA National Director David Hinson

On Tuesday, David A. Hinson, National Director of the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) joined legislators, dignitaries, and business owners in celebrating the opening of the new MBDA Business Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

The new center will receive a five-year $1,375,000 federal grant from MBDA to operate in the Boston area to assist minority businesses to successfully compete globally and domestically, and to gain access to contracts, capital and markets. The center will be operated by the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council (GNEMSDC).MBDA Minority Business Development Centers guide businesses into the right arrangement based on the company’s direction, core competencies, and opportunities based on industry.

These centers offer help with:

  • Simple Contracts
  • Open-ended Contracts
  • Joint Contracts
  • Mentor-Protégé Relationships
  • Supplier Development Relationships
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Joint Ventures
  • Acquisitions

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Boston Center

This is a picture of Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick, MBDA Director David Hinson and President/CEO of the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council (operator of the Boston Center), Dr. Fred McKinney.