The Minority Business Development Agency in Washington, DC opened its newest business center, in Cleveland Thursday.

MBDA is a part of the U.S. Commerce Department, and has more than 40 centers around the country that assists minority-owned businesses with access to contracts, capital and opportunities. The new center in Cleveland will be operated by the Commission on Economic Inclusion.

Minority-owned businesses are on a significant upswing and are a proven source of job creation.

There are 5.8 million minority-owned businesses in the U.S. that contribute more than $1 trillion in gross receipts to the national economy, and provide six million jobs.;;playerWidth=630;playerHeight=355;isShowIcon=true;clipId=6212977;flvUri=;partnerclipid=;adTag=News;advertisingZone=;enableAds=true;landingPage=;islandingPageoverride=false;playerType=STANDARD_EMBEDDEDscript;controlsType=overlay

Article Courtesy of WOIO 19 Action News

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