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Arizona MBDA Business Center

The U.S Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) works to actively promote the domestic and global growth and competitiveness of U.S. minority-owned businesses.

Through a national network of MBDA Business Centers, MBDA provides customized business development services that help your company expand its customer base, enter new markets, and gain greater access to contracting opportunities!

The Arizona Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency; and locally operated by the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (AZHCC) Foundation.  Under the operation of the AZHCC, we have been serving minority-owned businesses in Arizona and around the nation since 1997.

We’ve made it our business to help you cultivate yours. We are where businesses come to GROW!

Benefits for you

We deliver customized business development services to help your minority-owned company

✓ Expand the customer base

✓ Enter new markets

✓ Gain greater access to capital

✓ Gain greater access to contracting opportunities

✓ Build scale and capacity

Services to help you grow

✓ Financial assessment

✓ Loan Packaging - access to loans; working capital; line of credit; increase in bonding capacity

✓ Specialized consultations for building scale and capacity through strategic growth alternatives

✓ Bid opportunities - We subscribe to numerous bid databases, so you don’t have to

✓ Capability Statements

✓ Business Certification assistance and bid preparation support

✓ Inner Circles: Business-to-business; and business-to-government matchmaking

✓ Teaming Arrangements

✓ Market Research

✓ Export Readiness Assessments

Our Team

Our business consultants are highly experienced, knowledgeable, and skilled with over 75 years in combined experience, in business and business development consulting, along with an impressive track record to serve the needs of our clients.



Alika Kumar, MBA, MIM

Executive Director


Yvette Uriondo

Senior Business Consultant


Vanessa Castillo Bell

Business Consultant


1020 East Missouri Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85014 / T 602.248.0007 / F 602.279.8900 /