The Honorable James Campos, Director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity (ED) at the Department of Energy (DOE) met with David Byrd, National Director of the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) at the U.S. Department of Commerce, at DOE headquarters to establish a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU improves access to resources for industries and sub sectors within the energy sector as well as build awareness, capacity, and create pathways to opportunities to energy supply chain stakeholders.
Specifically, ED and MBDA will work collaboratively to open doors for Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs). These opportunities will be focused on the energy sector through identifying key strategic stakeholders that can assist with overcoming challenges to success. MBDA and ED will also improve access to training workshops, workforce opportunities, nationwide business centers, advanced manufacturing specialty centers, and other business related opportunities that will benefit these companies.
The MOU is expected to stay in affect for three years from the date of signing on July 30, 2020.
“The Trump Administration is committed to helping minority businesses access the resources they need to rebound from unexpected challenges and allow distressed communities to thrive through private investment and federal support”