Phoenix MBDA Business Center recognized as the Export Service Provider of the Year
Jun 9, 2016, 10:30am MST

Some businesses realize that with Arizona’s global trading economy growing at three times the rate of domestic-only economy, there’s an opportunity that shouldn’t be missed. Several award-winners were recognized by Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton at the Sister Cities 17th Annual Global Links Business Outlook luncheon. One of the resources, specifically helping small and mid-size businesses grab a share of the global trading dollars is the Phoenix Minority Business Development Agency Business Center. Alika Kumar was recognized as the public sector Export Service Provider of the Year.

“I’m here to simply help businesses grow and scale to globally compete,” she said. “We take a business and connect it to the resources it needs. There is so much opportunity in Mexico, and it’s so easy to do business there for Arizona companies.” Kumar said she’s reaching out to aerospace and automotive manufacturers. “There is a huge supply chain opportunity for small businesses,” she said. “My role is to help minority businesses get into that chain and grow. It’s so exciting to do this every day.”

Phoenix MBDA Business Center & Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce congratulate the 2017 Minority Business Award Winners

  • Minority Construction Firm Of The Year- Pacificspan Construction LLC:  John J. Lee
  • Minority Export Firm Of The Year - UHC-TUF, INC.: Theodore (Teddy) R. Holloway III
  • Minority Technology Firm Of The Year -  QCM TECHNOLOGIES, Jorge Quintero
  • Access To Capital Award - Chase Business Banking: Jill A. Wilson & Sheri Shoemaker
  • Advocate Of The Year Award -Ron Uba, Minority Business Development Agency


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