The Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce provides a range of business procurement opportunities, including the Phoenix MBDA Center, aimed at mid-sized firms, and the Million Dollar Circle of Excellence, which recognizes major corporations doing at least $1 million in business with minority-owned businesses. (The Phoenix MBDA Business Center is funded by the Minority Business Development Agency in the U.S. Department of Commerce.)
Phoenix MBDA Center
Locally operated by the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Phoenix MBDA Center is one of more than 40 nationwide. The Center serves all Minority Business Enterprises, with an emphasis on clients that have annual revenues of $1 million dollars or more, and companies in a high-growth industry (e.g. green technology, clean energy, health care, infrastructure and broadband technology, among others). The Center’s staff works on its clients behalf securing large public and private contracts, financing transactions, stimulating job creation and retention, and facilitating entry to global markets for eligible minority-owned businesses.
For more information:
MBDA Business Center in Phoenix
255 E. Osborn Road Suite 202 Phoenix AZ 85012 USA
PH - 602-248-0007
Or visit the Phoenix MBDA Center website.
Million Dollar Circle of Excellence
The Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce launched the AZ Million Dollar Circle of Excellence in 2012. The AZ MDCE recognizes companies spending more than $1 million annually (Tier 1) with Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE's) in Arizona. This initiative is modeled after the globally-renowned Billion Dollar Roundtable.
Companies that qualify to join the AZ MDCE roster are recognized at the annual Business Diversity Summit, hosted by the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Phoenix MBDA Center.
The AZHCC created the AZ MDCE in collaboration with several distinguished community partners: Greater Phoenix Black Chamber of Commerce, The American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Arizona, Associated Minority Contractors of America, Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Arizona, Pacific Southwest Minority Supplier Diversity Council, Asian Chamber of Commerce, Women's Business Enterprise Council-West, and the Phoenix MBDA Business Center.