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The Federal Procurement Center – under the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) – has a critical mission to support the 9.7 Million Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) throughout the Nation in gaining access to and succeeding in performing Government contracts.

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What Works News U Can Use Newsletter - November 2023


I now know the true meaning of when my Dad would always say, I can show you better than I can tell you.  A great way to bring to you our November edition of What Works News U Can Use.

A record year at our IAEOZ Summit – a record turn-out, great feedback, energy, and most of all, extensive and usable content to carry into your business, all recorded here for you and with you in mind.  Enjoy this edition.  My recommendation is to push pause when you hear something that speaks volumes of value to your business.  Don't be afraid to push rewind, and there simply are some videos you are going to not only listen to over and over, but also share with your staff, networks, and colleagues.  

We encourage you to do all of it.  And for those who attended the IAEOZ Summit, your secret knowledge is no longer a secret because the Genie of information is now in the public square. But, like we promised you at the Summit, you now have membership privileges to a series of webinars and capacity building forums that will address your customized business needs, as you win contracts and grow your Federal and public sector contract business in 2024.

To our IAEOZ Summit 2023 Sponsors – MIT Modular, Venture Well, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Cultivate Advisors, Sol-Tec, KDM & Associates LLC, Black Squirrel (Biz Scoreline), and USDA/State of Louisiana – THANK YOU.  THANK YOU to MBDA Headquarters, Under Secretary Don Cravins, Congressman Tony Carter, and a special THANK YOU to Angela Washington, Malik Yoba, and Demetria Gallagher.  And THANK YOU to USDA, DOE, DOC, HUD, DOT and GSA!

To all of our speakers, presenters, keynotes, Federal & State Agencies, THANK YOU.  You represented the finest of what each Executive Order commissions you to do to Build America Back to a Better more equitable nation, and a country where social justice, education and a commitment to a cleaner cooler planet is moved forward thrives by the very work we did at IAEOZ Summit 2023 in partnership with Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge Louisiana.

What I truly adore about our IAEOZ Summits, is how they effectively bring industry, academia, Government agencies, small emerging MBEs, and large businesses together to advance an innovative economy and promote U.S. Manufacturing, and raise up Small Businesses, creating jobs and growing revenues.  This is our goal, our mission, and is What Works.  Join us as we launch 2024 at www.mbdafpcenter.com! 

Keith Moore, Operator, MBDA Federal Procurement Center


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