The U.S. Department of
Commerce’s, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) recently named
recipients of the 2023 Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Awards.
The National MED Week
Awards are the highest level of national recognition that a U.S. minority
business enterprise can receive from the Department of Commerce. These
prestigious awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of minority
entrepreneurs, as well as the individuals and organizations that have
demonstrated their commitment to advancing minority business enterprises.
The inaugural National MED
Week was established 40 years ago and has since evolved into an iconic
celebration and has been a catalyst for the creation of hundreds of local MED
Week conferences across the Nation. These local and regional conferences have been
enthusiastically sponsored by state and local governments, for-profit entities
and nonprofit organizations.
Today, the National MED
Week brand and conference format is broadly accepted and synonymous with
quality and support for the recognition and growth of minority business
“Minority businesses have
weathered the storm of the recent pandemic, and rallying behind them is not
only the right thing to do, but it’s also a strategic move for our nation’s
recovery,” said Donald R. Cravins Jr., under secretary of commerce for minority
business development, MBDA. “With our newfound permanent federal agency status
and an extended reach, now covering 131 program operators across the nation,
we’re thrilled to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit within the minority
“Bolstered by unwavering
support from the White House and our partners at NMSDC [National Minority
Supplier Development Council Inc.], we are fully committed to elevating the
revenues and capabilities of minority business enterprises, ensuring they are well-prepared
to excel in our nation’s economy and achieve equitable success,” he added.
To read about the 2023 MED
Week award winners, visit https://digital.mbnusa.biz/publication/?m=69198&i=805172&p=134&pp=1&ver=html5.
For more information on
this year’s National MED Week, visit www.mbda.gov.
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