FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 7, 2012
Global Outreach Alliance to Facilitate Global Expansion and U.S. Job Creation
WASHINGTON (December 7, 2012) —The U.S. Commerce Department’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) announced a Global Outreach Alliance during the National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Conference on December 6, 2012. Both agencies aim to leverage their collective capabilities and resources to promote global projects that increase the opportunities for minority-owned business (MBEs) to export U.S. goods and services and increase the participation of minority-owned businesses in Ex-Im Bank’s financing programs.
The Global Outreach Alliance between MBDA and Ex-Im Bank will seek to increase access to capital for minority-owned firms and encourage the participation of minority-owned businesses in international commerce that ultimately will lead to job creation in America.