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Programs and Services

The FSMSDC administers the following programs and services to provide an
atmosphere for business development and networking:

• Registers and certifies minority-owned businesses
• Manages the Miami and Orlando MBDA Business Centers, for the U.S.

Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency
• Sponsors networking events to promote and recognize minority-owned

businesses and the supplier diversity programs of large corporations
• Offers the Technical Assistance Program, giving MBEs access to

technical and professional services in areas of legal, accounting and
business compliance, and sales coaching and training
• Manages the Florida Department of Transportation DBE Specialized
Development Program to assist Prime Contractors in meeting their
diversity goals
• Offers the Partners in Business Progress Mentor Protégé Program,
which matches minority-owned companies with corporate members
• Presents an Annual Business Expo with on-site business opportunities,
workshops, industry forums, business leads and top-level networking,
and hosts mini-fairs throughout the year
• Manages a Business Resource Lab with workshops and seminars, a
computer lab and a business resources library
• Informs and introduces the corporate community to Minority Business
• Refers MBEs for loans to the FSMSDC Loan Fund, NMSDC Business
Consortium Fund and other financing vehicles
• Provides training and business advisory services to minority-owned
businesses and major corporations
• Presents an Annual Awards Gala and other activities that recognizes
the achievements of minority-owned businesses, industry leaders and
major corporations committed to supplier diversity

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