Petition the Obama Administration to: Keep MBDA Regional Offices Open. These offices support the growth and development of minority owned businesses
I wanted to let you know about a new petition I created on We the People, a new feature on WhiteHouse.gov, and ask for your support. Will you add your name to mine? If this petition gets 25,000 signatures by May 24, 2012, the White House will review it and respond!
We the People allows anyone to create and sign petitions asking the Obama Administration to take action on a range of issues. If a petition gets enough support, the Obama Administration will issue an official response.
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Keep MBDA Regional Offices Open. These offices support the growth and development of minority owned businesses
The MBDA Regional Offices create and facilitate growth and mentoring for Minority Owned Businesses. This is not a function that can realistically happen from Washington, DC. These offices understand their regional needs, opportunities, businesses and agencies. Most importantly, they understand the types of minority businesses in the region, the skill sets and the development requirements. They have built a rapport of strong relationships and serve as a resource to the MBDA Business Centers as well as other organizations in the region. These offices are often the FIRST interface for minority owned businesses with the federal government for obtaining business and understanding government requirements. If job creation is so important, why remove something that works in the minority communities?