MBDA Export Center

The National Center has gone global and is bringing new resources for exporting to you.  The Export Center provides one on one counseling, trade market analysis, finance resources, and market guides for our new client.

The Arizona MBDA Export Center operated by The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development is funded by the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), U.S. Department of Commerce. Our mission is to provide high-level business development services to Minority-owned Enterprises (MBEs) that generate revenues of $500,000 or more, to participate and succeed in the global marketplace. Our office is in Mesa, Arizona.

Our clients are U.S. minority business enterprises (MBEs) owned and operated by Native Americans (including Alaska Natives, Alaska Native Corporation, Tribal entities, and Native Hawaiians), African Americans, Asian Indian Americans, Hasidic Jews, Hispanic Americans, and Asian and Pacific Islanders.

MBEs are fast-growing, innovative, and represented in every industry sector in the United States. Minority-owned firms directly contribute to the U.S. economy and account for the creation of millions of U.S. jobs.




To qualify for the services, prospective clients must meet the following criteria:

  • Business must be a minority enterprise; owned by one or more the following groups: Native American (including Alaska Natives, Alaska Native Corporation and Tribal entities), African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian and Pacific Islander Americans, Asian Indian Americans, and Hasidic Jewish Americans.
  • Business concerns must have gross annual revenue of $500,000 and above, or be in at least a high growth industry. However, depending on firms’ vitality, if gross revenue is below the $500,000 threshold, consideration can be given.
  • Business concerns must complete and return a signed

Client Engagement Form



We provide business development services to generate increased financing and contract opportunities, and greater access to global markets. We promote and secure new opportunities for minority-owned enterprises that result in an increase in revenues for its clients.



Complete Our Client Intake Form Here


Meet our TEAM-

 Joan Notah
Director of Export Business Development 

 Kiya Jackson
Export Business Development Specialist