Promoting the growth of minority-owned businesses

MBDA 24/7h Online Connector helps your business to find contract, teaming partner and get instant access to all MBDA resources available for you.

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Connecting MBEs with
real opportunities

    At the Minority Business Development Agency, we deeply understand that behind every business transaction, there's a human connection forming its groundwork. That's why our 24/7 Online Connector Portal is strategically designed to emphasize and foster these vital human-to-human interactions.

   With a focus on creating meaningful and valuable connections, we strive towards nurturing an environment that propels collaborations, fosters growth, and paves the way for minority-owned businesses to thrive.


How your Minority Business can benefit?

Gain instant access to start connecting with business opportunities

Easy access to MBDA Resources

Use our online connector portal to effortlessly access invaluable resources, guidance, and essential tools provided by the MBDA to support your entrepreneurial journey

Teaming Opportunities

Stay updated on relevant business matchmaking events in our comprehensive directory that connects you with qualified potential partners to help drive your business success

Access to Buyers

Engage in numerous collaborative opportunities with fellow minority business owners through our portal - the ideal digital space to establish alliances and nurture strategic partnerships

Directory of Matchmaking Events

Leverage portal to conduct seamless market research that extracts insightful, accurate, and reliable data, helping you maintain a competitive edge with less effort

Easier Market Research

Facilitate direct interactions with potential buyers by utilizing our platform's smart connectivity features, accelerating commerce, and augmenting your business's visibility

Discounted Business Services

Benefit from an array of discounted business services exclusively available through the portal, providing financial savings during your business growth and development stages

Successfully growing MBE Businesses

MBDA Success Stories

We are proud to share the success stories from our network of grantees who operate programs in 35 States, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. Your Success = Our Success.

The U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) operates nearly 80 programs designed to increase access to capital, contracts, and markets for the Nation’s 9.7 million minority business enterprises.

Join 24/7 Online Connector

Registering on our online connector portal is a breeze. Designed with an easy-to-use interface that works seamlessly across all devices, this secure platform ensures your data's safety while providing open access to a series of resources anytime, anywhere.

Build your Vendor Profile

Start by establishing a transparent vendor profile right on our portal. This simple step allows you to illustrate your business offerings to a vast community of potential partners and customers

We will match you to opportunities and resources and help stay connected with other MBEs

Our platform uses smart technology to connect you with suitable opportunities and valuable resources. Additionally, you can enjoy the benefit of staying linked with a network of Minority Business Enterprises for collaborative opportunities.


Connect Securely

Build business networks in a secure environment, featuring stringent privacy norms and data protection measures.

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The Online Connector portal is structured for smooth accessibility across various devices, enabling members to interact and engage without any hindrances, irrespective of location or time. It is developed considering different user capabilities, ensuring unimpeded and inclusive access to all services

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The privacy on this platform is diligently maintained. High standards of privacy measures are employed, ensuring all confidential details and interactions remain secure and visible only to authenticated members of the Online Connector community

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Data Protection

The platform uses robust security techniques including encryption, secure server infrastructure, and regular system audits. This combination of measures effectively safeguards all members' data, reducing the risk of unauthorized access


Share your story and connect with other businesses

We value your unique business story and believe it can inspire others. Our portal provides a platform where you can share your successes, challenges, and expertise, fostering a sense of community. It's about more than just networking; it's about forming meaningful connections with other businesses, exchanging practical insights, and learning from shared experiences in the entrepreneurial journey.

Articles & Resources

2022 Year in Review

2022 was a historic year for the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA). This marks the first full calendar year since President Biden signed into law the Minority Business Development Act on November 15, 2021.

The Organisations Looking Out For Minority Entrepreneurs In Connecticut

Organizations throughout Connecticut are creating networks to connect minority-owned businesses

MBDA Disparity Studies

New disparity studies are available paying attention to the metrics that exist in public procurement and contracting that affect minority business.