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We help clients secure contract opportunities through a network of partnerships in the private and public sectors.


We help clients improve their competitiveness and impact on the economy through the creation of jobs and increased revenue.


We are also committed to delivering business and technical assistance that aides the significant growth and sustainability of MBEs.

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Louisiana MBDA Center

The Louisiana Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center is funded by the Department of Commerce’s MBDA and operated by Southern University Law Center. The Louisiana MBDA Business Center promotes growth and global competitiveness for Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) that seek to advance in innovation and entrepreneurship.

Our goal is to help minority businesses achieve economic parity with a focus on creating access to capital and opportunities. As such, we’ve developed four signature programs to help MBEs: Entrepreneur Start-Up, Legal T.R.A.C., Financial R.E.A.D., and DiversifyLA.

We are committed to strategically connecting MBEs with innovative opportunities and global partnerships with a goal to scale and strengthen minority businesses while creating jobs in the community.

Our Clients

Who We Serve

The Louisiana MBDA Business Center’s primary clients are existing businesses that are generating approximately $100,000 or more in annual revenue and are looking for ways to further develop their businesses and increase capacity. We do also offer consulting and technical training programs for businesses that are just getting started.

Our clients are U.S. companies that are 51% owned or controlled by African Americans, Asian Americans, Hasidic Jewish Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans (including Alaska Natives, Alaska Native Corporations, and Tribal entities), Asian Indian Americans, and Pacific Islanders. We focus on securing domestic public and/or private contracts and financing transactions, exports, and job creation for “eligible minority-owned businesses.”

Through the Department of Commerce, MBDA, Southern University Law Center, our strategic partners, and stakeholders, our MBEs have access to a nationwide community of experts and individuals engaged in technology, innovation, professional services, leading-edge business practices, and funding.
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Who We Are

Our Mission

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is an entrepreneurial-focused and innovative organization, committed to minority business enterprise and wealth creation. The mission of the MBDA is to foster the growth and global competitiveness of U.S. minority-owned businesses. To provide business and technical assistance that helps new and existing MBEs experience significant growth and sustainability and have a long-term economic impact through the creation of jobs and revenue.