Sacramento Promise Zone
Highlight #019, March 2017
March 2017 by Alphonse Wilfred, Jobs/Economic Development VISTA
On February 22, the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) opened its first export center in Sacramento. More than 50 people representing multiple agencies around the region came to support this exciting occasion. In attendance were representatives from consulate generals, politicians, federal agencies, state agencies, local agencies and non-profit organizations excited and passionate about small business development.
During the event, a representative from the MBDA, Efrain Gonzalez Jr., discussed the importance of minority businesses to engage in international trade. Attendees had the opportunity to tour the facility, schedule appointments with staff, and learn more about the services and programs offered by the MBDA Export Center and other MBDA Business Centers across the nation.
The center – operated by the CalAsian Chamber – provides minority business enterprises (MBEs) and entrepreneurs with the information and guidance necessary to build a solid foundation for their export business. MBDA Export Center’s services can help clients learn everything they need to know about importing and exporting, including trade seminars, one-on-one advisory services, business plan reviews, and online resources.
The center is located at 2331 Alhambra Blvd., Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95817. For more information check out the website: https://www.mbda.gov/business-center/sacramento-mbda-export-center