Houston Community College has hosted the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) since 2013. Its staff has advised 305 minority owned businesses and facilitated over $364 million in contracts, $396 million in financing and helped created over 884 jobs for minority owned businesses. The HCC-MBDA agency has consistently earned an “outstanding” rating by the US Department of Commerce.
The Disaster Recovery & Resiliency Initiative is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency. The goal of the grant is to provide the tools and resources to businesses using a variety of proven techniques, including: Disaster Recovery & Resilience Forums; Monthly Business-to-Business Matches; Capital Access for Business Continuity and Resiliency; Monthly Workshops and Training with HCC; One-on-One Business Consulting; Collaboration between HCC and Strategic Partners; Collaboration with other MBDA Business Centers; and Contingency Planning. These activities will lead to the facilitation of contracts/procurements, jobs created, jobs retained, financial transactions, and business recovery and extend the impact of the project long after the grant award period.