Eligibility & Client Engagement


Eligibility and Becoming a Client 

The MBDA Business Center-Los Angeles (MBC-LA) will assist eligible MBEs in successfully growing their businesses and competing in domestic and global markets through business consulting, Business-to-Business (B2B) Linkage Forums, relationship brokering, strategic referrals and deal-making. In order to qualify for services, business concerns must meet the following criteria:

  1. Business concerns must be owned or controlled by the following persons or groups of persons: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian and Pacific Islander Americans, Native Americans (including Alaska Natives, Alaska Native Corporations and Tribal entities), Asian Indian Americans and Hasidic Jewish Americans. See 15 CFR § 1400.1
  2. Business concerns must have a gross annual revenue of $1 million and above or be in at least one of the following high growth industries: green technology, clean energy, health care, infrastructure, or broadband technology.
  3. Business concerns must complete and return a signed Client Engagement Form.
  4. Business concern must pay the program Annual Membership Fee and pay for all services that are fee-based as outlined in the Fee Schedule. For a complete fee schedule, please contact us at losangelesmbdacenter@lacity.org.


To download the MBDA Client Engagement Form Package, click here.

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