As reported by the Philadelphia Tribune, Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA) has announced that the Enterprise Center in Philadelphia, Pa., will get a $275,000 grant for business consulting to minority business enterprises.
“The primary use of these funds will be for job creation and retention for minority business owners. The economic well- being of Philadelphia, the commonwealth and our nation is tied to the long-term growth and development of small and minority-owned businesses,” said Rep. Fattah, who is a member of the powerful House Appropriations Commerce.
The $275,000 grant comes from the U.S. Commerce Department’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA).
“We’re been a federal contractor of the U.S. Department Commerce since 2004 so the importance of having this contract is extremely important to the work that we do in serving the minority and women business community,” James Sanders told the Tribune. Sanders is the Director of the Minority Business Development Agency Center in Pennsylvania