A resource is defined as a, source of help. Who is in need of help? MBE’s throughout the National Capital Region. The DCMBEC is fortunate to have Resource Partners that are concerned about growing MBE’s. Because of the commitment of the resource partners, DCMBEC is able to provide the necessary services to assist MBE’s in their business growth. Our strategic partners include:

U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)
The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and is the only federal agency created specifically to foster the establishment and growth of minority-owned businesses in America.  MBDA’s is dedicated to becoming an entrepreneurially focused and innovative organization, committed to empowering minority business enterprises for the purpose of wealth creation. MBDA’s mission is to achieve entrepreneurial parity for MBEs by actively promoting their ability to grow and compete in the global economy. MBDA is addressing challenges faced by MBEs by developing programs that provide the “keys to entrepreneurial success”.  These programs include access to financing, access to the marketplace, access to education and access to technology.

National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC)
NCRC was formed in 1990 by national, regional, and local organizations to develop and harness the collective energies of community reinvestment organizations from across the country so as to increase the flow of private capital into traditionally underserved communities.

NCRC is at the vanguard of a growing community reinvestment movement in which community leaders from across the nation, in urban and rural areas, are becoming educated about, and active in, efforts on how to affect the flow of credit and the provision of banking services in their neighborhoods. NCRC has worked to make community reinvestment activism a common local occurrence and to promote increased community-lender partnerships.

NCRC members represent and protect traditionally underserved and vulnerable populations. Members include community development corporations, civil rights groups, community reinvestment advocates, local and state government agencies, and churches.

NCRC’s mission is to increase fair & equal access to credit, capital, and banking services/products because discrimination is illegal, unjust, and detrimental to the economic growth and well-being of our society. NCRC seeks to support and provide long-term solutions which include providing tools to building community and individual net worth.

The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES)
The mission of the Department of Employment Services is to plan, develop and administer employment-related services to all segments of the Washington, DC metropolitan population. We achieve our mission through empowering and sustaining a diverse workforce, which enables all sectors of the community to achieve economic and social stability.

The Department of Employment Services is on the cutting edge, making customer success a number one priority by providing comprehensive employment services which ensure a competitive workforce, full employment, life-long learning, economic stability and the highest quality of life.

Department of Employment Services provides the following services to help strengthen Washington, DC's workforce (including the employed, underemployed, and unemployed) and companies that do business in the District: Employer services, job-seeking services, special services, training and education, unemployment services, virtual one stop, worker compensation and youth services.

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