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Washington State Contractor and U.S. Treasury Official Receive Top Honors at MED Week Conference

WASHINGTON – A woman-owned general contractor from Tacoma, Wash., and a federal contracting official for the Department of Treasury were announced as winners of major awards by the U.S. Small Business Administration during a luncheon held today at the 29th National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week conference.

SBA News: 29th Annual MED Week Conference Will Bring Top Minority-Owned Businesses to Washington in September

Release Date:  September 6, 2011    
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WASHINGTON – One of 10 small businesses from around the country will be selected as the National Minority Small Business Person of the Year at the 29th annual Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week conference, hosted jointly in September by the U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency. White House wants to open channels for small businesses

A new website will try to close the long-standing communications gap between agencies and small businesses.

The White House will launch before the end of the calendar year in an effort to make it easier for small firms to find all the services the government offers.

Commerce Secretary Gary Locke Remarks at the National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Conference


Friday, August 27, 2010



Thank you, David, for the kind words and for your terrific leadership of the Minority Business Development Agency.

On behalf of President Obama and all of us at the Department of Commerce, I join David in welcoming everyone to the 2010 MED Week.

And let me take a moment here to thank the many sponsors of MED Week. 


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