For this year’s National Minority Enterprise Development Week, the MBDA Business Center-El Paso will launch a “Buy MBE Day” in El Paso on Saturday, September 19th.
The MBDA Business Center-El Paso will join the national network of MBDA Business and Specialty Centers across the country in demonstrating support and commitment to the minority business community.
“Here in El Paso, we are extremely proud of the businesses we serve, working to create greater access to capital, contracts, and markets,” said Terri Reed, Director of the MBDA Business Center-El Paso. “We’re gearing up for Buy MBE Day to do all we can to help promote and commemorate the day throughout our community and inspire others to spend more dollars with our local minority-owned businesses.”
The inaugural launch is intended to encourage corporations, government buyers, and individuals to shop and purchase goods and services from their local minority-owned business community.
Officials say that ‘Buy MBE Day’ also offers an important forum for helping generate awareness of the economic and quality of life contributions made by minority firms.
“As we continue putting out our “Open for Business” signs in the city of El Paso, we want to encourage everyone to consciously start supporting and doing more business with minority-owned business enterprises from this national awareness day and beyond,” said Cindy Ramos-Davidson, CEO of the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and operator of the MBDA Business Center-El Paso.
“Every citizen’s dedication to supporting minority-owned businesses can make a resounding difference in urban and rural communities. Supporting these firms is good business and strengthens the overall health of our Nation’s economy.”
Joining forces with the national network of MBDA Business Centers and Specialty Centers, the El Paso Center will champion and promote support for minority-owned firms and aid in addressing the devastating impacts of business disruptions and economic hardships that have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The MBDA Business Centers are part of a federal grant program funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency that provides business development services to help minority business enterprises create jobs, build scale and capacity, increase revenues, and expand into new markets.
To learn more about the “Buy MBE Day 2020” national initiative and how to participate, click here.