Awards

Awards Instructions

Nominee Eligibility

MBDA serves minority business enterprises that are owned or controlled by the following persons or group of persons: African American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, Asian Indian and Hasidic Jews. Nominees are especially sought from these groups.

Eligible nominees include, but are not limited to: Business owners, business executives, and representatives of local, state and federal governments or nonprofit organizations, universities and colleges and tribal entities.

Awards Program

Submissions are closed.

The MBDA National Minority Business Awards Program is the highest level of national recognition that a U.S. minority-owned firm can receive by the U.S. Department of Commerce. These prestigious awards, bestowed during National Minority Enterprise Development Week (MED Week), celebrate the outstanding achievements of minority entrepreneurs, as well as the individuals and organizations that have demonstrated their commitment to advancing global minority business enterprise.

There are three main award categories:

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