Who are We
The Mid-Atlantic Region MBDA Advanced Manufacturing Center – Baltimore, located in Baltimore, MD, partners with organizations in the Mid-Atlantic Region to deliver services. The Center is staffed by business specialists who assist minority businesses access markets and capital. Four centers, nationwide, are funded by the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), which is a federal agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce. The centers promote the minority manufacturing community’s growth and global competitiveness, better equipping minority manufacturers to create and retain jobs, impact local economies, and compete successfully in domestic and global marketplaces.
These centers and their strategic partners assist minority entrepreneurs and business owners with consulting services, contract and financing opportunities, bonding services, building business-to-business alliances, global/ teaming/joint venture opportunities, and executive training.
Our goal is to help our clients
- Secure financial capital
- Identify contracting opportunities
- Categorize immediate and long-term business needs
- Provide group and one-on-one training and education
- Create and retain jobs.
The Mid-Atlantic Region MBDA Advanced Manufacturing Center – Baltimore is an entrepreneurially focused organization committed to wealth creation in the minority business community. Our goal is to cultivate and support the minority business community in the nation’s Mid-Atlantic Region and beyond by improving access to market and financial opportunities (domestic and global), fostering key industry relationships and leveraging business expertise.
Whether it’s financing, organizational growth, bonding, or business-to-business partnering— Mid-Atlantic Region MBDA Advanced Manufacturing Center – Baltimore staff can help you determine the right resources for your business. The Mid-Atlantic Region MBDA Advanced Manufacturing Center – Baltimore serves minority entrepreneurs who are pursuing growth in size, scale, and capacity.
The Mid-Atlantic Region MBDA Advanced Manufacturing Center – Baltimore assists minority-owned manufacturing companies in retaining and creating jobs, obtaining procurement contracts, and financing for working capital and asset acquisition. The center is operated by the Mayor’s Office of Minority and Women-Owned Business Development for the City of Baltimore.
Office Hours: By Appointment, 443-401-0242
Scott Phillips has been an advisor and advocate for minority businesses for over twenty five years as an attorney in private practice and as a former Project Director of IBM’s federal small business program. His experience includes government contracting, project management, financing and business development.
Anthony W. Robinson for the past twenty five years has been President of the Minority Business Legal Defense and Education Fund (MBELDEF). As President he has guided the organization into the premiere legal advocacy and watchdog organization on behalf of the minority business community.
Michael Galiazzo, PH.D.
Dr. Michael Galiazzo, President of the Regional Manufacturing Institute (RMI), is a passionate advocate for manufacturing who believes manufacturing can be a system for social change that offers people pathways to prosperity. RMI is at the forefront of promoting next generation manufacturing practices.
Chris Plater’s oversight of business and workforce programs across Maryland industries includes services for manufacturers and minority-owned companies and program administration for business and government. She is a consultant to manufacturing industry companies, service providers, and advocates.