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Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization

Minority Enterprise Development Week Conference - 30th Anniversary Fall 2012

December 6, 2012

The largest federally sponsored event on minority enterprise development. Visit

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) hosted the 30th Anniversary of the Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week, which took place at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.  This is the Nation’s premier event for minority entrepreneurs to access the tools and resources necessary to increase business opportunities on national and international platforms. Thousands of minority-owned firms across a variety of industry disciplines converged upon Washington, D.C. to connect with public and private sector buyers, explore avenues for business expansion, and develop thriving partnerships with firms across multiple industry sectors.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) participated in this event to inform attendees of the Verification Assistance Program (VAP).  Verification assistance specialists Dana Jones and DeLano McVay, along with the University of Maryland Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), VA Verification Counselors/partners, Wil Gist and Mehjabeen Abid, assisted Veterans interested in the VA Verification program and process.

For more information on the Verification process, visit

VA and OSDBU continue to work diligently to provide education, information, and news updates for Veteran small businesses.

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