Sacramento MBDA Business Center

Access to Contracts

Provide procurement assistance to help MBE manufacturing industry firms do business with the federal, state, and local governments as well as private corporations 

Access to Capital

Identification and introduction to financial institutions and resources to support business growth and export goals

Business Match-Making

Identify and introduce MBEs to potential international trade partners with common business interests and complementary technologies, services, or business strengths

Business Development - Domestic and Global

Services include assistance with strategic business planning, identification of new markets, facilitation of transactions, logistics support, marketing and branding, and more.


MBDA Electrify California

The California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Minority Business Development Agency
(MBDA) is introducing a no-cost program targeted toward socially and economically disadvantaged individual (SEDI) entrepreneurs that will connect small and emerging businesses statewide to training, technical assistance, and networking opportunities in low-carbon growth industries.

Industry Focus:

- EV and alternative fuel technologies markets.

- Climate-aligned transportation projects including highway and transit.

- Low carbon economy markets such as renewables, energy storage, carbon removal, agriculture and food processing.

Curriculum for Emerging and Established Businesses

- Introduction to low-carbon economy markets.

- Understanding technical requirements.

- Marketing and sales.

- Access to capital, business financing, and more.

For more information about Electrify CA, please visit:
For questions about this program, please contact:

MBDA Rural Development Project

The MBDA Rural Development Project services minority business enterprises (MBEs) within the following counties: Alpine, Amador, Calaveras and San Joaquin. These services are provided at no cost to you.

The MBDA Rural Development Project, through its network of partners and subject-matter experts, will rural assist MBEs by:


  • Connecting rural MBEs with financial resources and services.
  • Securing public and private contracts.
  • Offering training to improve digital literacy skills.
  • Enabling and growing e-commerce, online sales, and customer service.
  • Facilitating entrepreneurship, new business starts, business scaling and job creating in high-demand sectors.
  • Assisting rural MBEs with climate adaption and resiliency.
  • Encouraging development of local education pathways for rural MBE employment.
  • Documenting and seeking improvement in rural broadband accessibility and adoption.
  • Providing training, business advisory services and referrals.

The MBDA Rural Development Project continues to work in support of building stronger communities and economies through small business successes. For questions about this program, or if you are an MBE in one of the above-referenced county interested in receiving support and training, please contact Sherri Reusche at:

Contracting and Procurement Opportunities

Sacramento MBDA Business Center: Contracting & Procurement Opportunities

The Sacramento MBDA Business Center is actively assisting Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) in a variety of ways including the creation and editing of capability statements, connecting businesses to Department Procurement staff, matchmaking with Primes, and other technical assistance needs including certification, bonding, and operational capital needs. These services are provided at no cost to you. MBEs interested in receiving support and training are invited to complete our Client Interest form

It’s a particularly exciting time to get involved in public sector procurement opportunities, as there are many opportunities coming down the pike with the Bi-Partisan Infrastructure Bill and new sectors gaining momentum including Electrification and Clean Energy. If you are an established business at the start of your public sector procurement process or actively bidding on solicitations, we are here to help you make valuable connections to public sector and primes, as well as assuring you are solicitation-ready.

The Sacramento MBDA Business Center, through its network of partners and subject-matter experts, will assist MBEs by:

- Identifying and vetting clean energy contract opportunities, including infrastructure-related opportunities and EV charging station infrastructure development .
- Providing technical assistance on certification and capability statements.
- Supporting MBEs to secure bonding and capital associated with the identified contracting needs.
- Facilitating teaming arrangements and partnering of MBEs as needed.
- Facilitating transaction and business-matchmaking with government or private sector procurement offices awarding infrastructure projects.
- Providing training, business advisory services and referrals.

As an additional benefit, participating businesses will have the opportunity to register in Diversity Procure, a robust online matching tool connecting minority business enterprises directly to federal, state, and private contracting opportunities.

The Sacramento MBDA Business Center continues to work in support of building stronger communities and economies through small business successes. Any questions related to this program can be directed to

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Michael Lopez

Genius Innovation Group

​“Working with the MBDA has dramatically increased the exposure and validity of my COVID-19 response business pivot. The opportunities that were presented by the MBDA allowed me to attain new NAICS Codes to add under my business profile, working with the MBDA and the showcase has increased my traction and visibility which is has added to the queue of PR and marketing efforts organically. ​

​Without the assistance of Cassie, Frank, Mariana and others the past 4 months wouldn't have been as momentous. I have been in appreciation for the dedication and hard work from the MBDA team, and I look forward to seeing more businesses take the chance and make the time to work with the MBDA.”​

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