Arkansas MBDA Business Center

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About the Business Center

The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), a bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce, manages a national network of MBDA Business Centers.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Arkansas MBDA Business Center is operated by Communities Unlimited, a 501(c)(3) Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) headquartered in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Communities Unlimited’s Entrepreneurship Division provides expert trainings and technical assistance that align with the MBDA’s strategic goals to support the growth of Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs). The Center’s primary focus is serving mature MBEs with more significant revenues, operating budgets, and experienced staff to provide growth opportunities through contracting, partnerships, joint ventures, and subcontracting. Our primary clientele target is MBEs, with $250,000 in revenues.

Our typical hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Contact the MBDA Business center for more information.


  • Business Assessment
  • Strategic Growth Planning
  • Financial Forecasts & Analysis
  • Capital Access & Loan Packaging
  • Financial Budgeting
  • Tailored Trainings
  • Industry Benchmarking
  • Business Consulting
  • Strategic Partner referrals for various resources, such as state and federal contracting, minority certifications, bonding and contract financing

Contact Us

3 East Colt Square Drive, Fayetteville, AR 727203
(479) 443-2700