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our purpose

A.R. Ruiz

​Financial Specialist


President Richard M. Nixon established the
Office of Minority Business Enterprise (OMBE) on March 5, 1969. The federal agency was dedicated exclusively to minority business enterprises. President Nixon recognized the impact of minority businesses on the nation's economy and on the general welfare of the country.

By 1973, the OMBE established a national
network of business development
organizations and provided seed funding to
minority advocacy organizations such as the
National Minority Purchasing Council (now
known as the National Minority Supplier
Development Council), U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and other organizations that support ethnic owned businesses.

Following several years of expansion, the
OMBE became the Minority Business
Development Agency in 1979. It continues to
assist minority owned businesses.  


Performance At-a-Glance 

Real Results in 2016

  • Dollar Value of Awarded Contracts - $401,184,327
  • Dollar Value of Financial Transactions - $28,063,290
  • Top Jobs Created & Retained - 214
  • Ranked as an Outstanding MBDA Center in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 

Raymond Cervantes

Program Director

Operated by the

Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council

Our Mission

​​The mission of MBDA is to foster the growth and global competitiveness of U.S. businesses that are minority-owned. MBDA serves as the only Federal agency dedicated to the establishment, growth and competitiveness of U.S. businesses that are minority-owned. 

The MBDA Business Center - Dallas/Fort Worth is an affiliate of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and provides management and technical assistance to minority owned businesses (MBEs).

The Center delivers a variety of services to assist MBEs in growing their business and increasing their capacity. Clients typically meet a revenue minimum requirement of $1 million+ in operating revenue.

The MBDA Business Center Dallas Fort Worth provides consulting services to MBE firms that include, but are not limited to Access to Markets/Contracts, Access to Capital and Strategic Business Consulting. The MBDA Business Center Dallas program is a fee-for-service program. ​This includes support in developing strategic alliances and teaming agreements as well as accessing procurement opportunities.

The Center also provides outreach opportunities in the form of Lunch and Learn Sessions and International Trade Consulting.