The inaugural launch is intended to encourage corporations, government buyers, and individuals to shop and purchase goods and services from their local minority-owned business community. Buy MBE Day also offers an important forum for helping to generate awareness of the economic and quality of life contributions made by minority firms.
“Here in Florida, we are extremely proud of the businesses we serve, as we work to create greater access to capital, contracts and markets,” said Marie Gill, Operator and Executive Director of the MBDA Expo Center – Florida, and CEO of M. Gill & Associates. “We’re gearing up for Buy MBE Day to do all we can to help promote and commemorate the day throughout our community and inspire others to spend more dollars with our minority-owned businesses.”
The inaugural awareness campaign launches on the last day of the MED Week, a national observance by presidential proclamation, whose week-long events feature award presentations, industry sessions, and networking opportunities in a dynamic virtual environment. Joining forces with the national network of MBDA Business Centers and Specialty Centers, the MBDA Export Center in Floridawill champion and promote support for minority-owned firms and aid in addressing the devastating impacts of business disruptions and economic hardships that have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“as we continue putting our “Open for Business” signs throughout Florida, we want to encourage everyone to consciously start supporting and doing more business with minority-owned enterprises from this national awareness day and beyond. Every citizen’s dedication to supporting minority-owned businesses can make a resounding difference in urban and rural communities. Supporting these firms is good business and strengthens the overall health of our Nation’s economy,” said Marie Gill.
To learn more about the “Buy MBE Day 2020” national initiative and how to participate visit www.MBDA.gov/BuyMBEDay.
About MBDA Export Center– Florida: A federal program funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency that provides business development services to help minority business enterprises create jobs, build scale and capacity, increase revenues, and expand into new and global markets.
About M.Gill & Associates, Inc. - M. Gill & Associates, Inc. is a specialty consulting firm that develops, administers and manages strategic growth and economic development initiatives for small, minority and women businesses, government agencies, corporations, and educational institutions that operate in the local and global economies. M. Gill & Associates, Inc., operates the MBDA Export Center – Florida, and is a CARES Act Grantee that is helping in the Covid-19 Recovery process for small and minority firms throughout the state.