Arrowhead Center & MBDA Partnership
As a minority-serving institution and the economic development arm of New Mexico State University, Arrowhead Center is committed to serving the unique needs of underserved businesses throughout the state. Being a partner in a larger project lead by one of our partners, the Minority Business Development Agency, Arrowhead Center will be running the MBDA One-Day Super Sprint to serve as capacity development for minority businesses in New Mexico.
MBDA will support growth and global competitiveness of minority businesses enterprises and local job creation and retention. To prioritize the needs of Minority Business Enterprises, MBDA will focus on capital access, capacity training, growth planning, and culturally and linguistically appropriate services. To best serve clients, the City of Albuquerque Economic Development is engaging three service delivery partners and an additional larger group of strategic partners that will help refer clients, offer supplementary support, and bridge connections to opportunity.
The MBDA One-Day Super Sprint:
NMSU’s Arrowhead Center will hold a virtual one-day sprint accelerator. This sprint will serve minority-owned businesses, placing focus on how to expand their offerings into a larger market and how to secure new customers. Topics covered will include contracting, funding and digital marketing.
What qualifies as a minority-owned business?
Some examples include, but are not limited to businesses owned by: African-American, Hispanic-American, American Asian and Pacific Islander, Native American, Asian Indian American, and Hasidic Jewish American business owners.