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.
Over the past thirty years, Jose F. Niño has built a National and International business development company. His company El Niño Group, LLC has a long and productive history growing and serving as the primary connection in establishing partnerships, opportunities for business development, certifications and strategic planning for clients. He is a Co-founder of Allied Wireless Infrastructure Services, a Hispanic-owned neutral Digital Infrastructure Services Company. AWIS is a wireless & small cell infrastructure, dark fiber, network edge micro data center and management services company. AWIS services the North American market with offices located in Florida, New York, Washington DC, Mexico City and Querétaro, México.
Last year, he assisted MicroTech, based in Vienna, Virginia, to obtain a $50 Billion IDIQ (Indefinite Demand/Indefinite Quantity) Government-wide contract along with nine other companies. The agreement is to do the re-infrastructure of the US Government’s Telecom and IT systems. Mr. Nino has many years of experience working with entrepreneurs, federal government, and corporations in the US with Hispanic and other ethnic communities, as well as in Latin America. Mr. Nino was a founding member and President/CEO of the US Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (USHCC). He expanded the Chamber from less than 30 Chambers to over 258, representing the interest of more than 1.3 million US Hispanic-owned businesses. The USHCC provided the climate to foster more businesses and more customers by building the brand and advancing programs for scalable sustained growth. The USHCC is now a significant force within the US economy, promoting the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs nationwide.
Mr. Niño is Chairman of the Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a Board member of the US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, an Advisory Member for Hispanics in Energy and serves on the National Executive Committee of the Boy Scouts of America, Vol. Executive Director for One World Literacy Foundation. He’s also a University of Maryland graduate and a former Small Business Advisory Board Member of the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank.