National Center-Operated Arizona MBDA Export Center to Host Open House on April 14

National Center-Operated Arizona MBDA Export Center to Host Open House on April 14
Arizona MBDA Export Center will help Minority Business Enterprises and Native-Owned businesses reach global markets

March 29, 2022

Mesa, AZ — The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (The National Center) will host an open house for the new Arizona Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Export Center on April 14, 2022, 4:00 PM—6:00 PM PST, at The National Center’s Mesa, Arizona headquarters. The open house is an opportunity for potential partners and those looking to do business outside the United States to learn more about the Arizona MBDA Export Center and other National Center programs. The open house will feature virtual and in-person options, with in-person attendance limited to 60 people.

RSVP to the April 14 Open House

The National Center was among one of four centers awarded $2 Million, five-year grants to operate MBDA Export Centers. MBDA Export Centers provide technical assistance and business development to Minority Business Enterprises looking to enter the global business market.

The National Center-operated Arizona MBDA Export Center recently started its first program, a webinar series that is available free of charge and will feature updates and education on getting started exporting, opportunities for MBEs, and more. Catch up on the webinar series, here. Stay tuned here for announcements on upcoming webinars.

“For more 50 years, The National Center has helped Native-owned businesses and entrepreneurs achieve their business goals in Indian Country and across the United States,” said National Center CEO and President Chris James. “As operator of the Arizona MBDA Export Center, we have a unique opportunity to expand that mission and help Native-owned and other MBEs conduct business beyond our nation’s borders. I’m also thrilled to know that we are one of four MBDA designated Export Centers nationwide, and the first Native American non-profit to earn such a designation. I hope to see you at the Open House on April 14 to celebrate this new endeavor and to learn more about how the Arizona MBDA Export Center can help you and your business.”

Arizona MBDA Export Center Open House Details:

When: Thursday, April 14, 20212 4:00 PM — 6:00 PM MST

Where: Virtually or in person at The National Center Headquarters, 953 E. Juanita Avenue, Mesa, AZ, 85204

Format: Evening reception with light fare and beverages provided

RSVP: Click here to RSVP for virtual or in-person attendance. In-person attendance is limited to 60 attendees.

Event Contact: JoAn Begay Notah, Export Center Project Director,

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