WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) met last week with Terry Boden, Luis Cartagena, and Raland Hatchett, representatives of the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center in Cleveland. The group attended Brown’s weekly coffee with constituents during a trip to Washington D.C. to meet with congressional representatives.
“It was an honor to meet with Mr. Boden, Mr. Cartagena, and Mr. Hatchett,” Brown said. “Their work helps ensure that all American business enterprises have the same opportunity to compete and prosper.”
MBDA is an agency in the U.S. Department of Commerce focused on helping minority-owned business grow and compete effectively. The MBDA Business Center in Cleveland, one of several MBDA centers in the U.S., provides minority-owned businesses throughout Ohio with the resources to increase their financing and contract opportunities and to create and retain jobs.