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 2016 Minority Business Award Winners

  • 2016 MINORITY CONSTRUCTION FIRM OF THE YEAR -ASTA Roofing And Construction, LLC, Tim Young & Kevin Young
  • 2016 MINORITY ENERGY FIRM OF THE YEAR - Industrial Solar Consulting Inc., Fernando J. Vigil
  • 2016 MINORITY TECHNOLOGY FIRM OF THE YEAR - Vigilant Technologies, Carl Ingram
  • 2016 MINORITY PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FIRM OF THE YEAR - Dakota Distributing Inc. Jack Martin
  • 2016 CHAMPION OF MINORITY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR - Tohono O’odham Ki:Ki Association, Pete Delgado & Thomas Shepherd
Phone: +1.602-248-0007


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