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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.
Our Mission

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.

About Us

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

Staff Members
Scott Phillips
Director
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 Robinson
Business Consultant
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.
Allan Hirsh
Business Consultant & CEO Advisory Roundtable Facilitator
Allan Hirsh is an Executive Leadership Advisor and an experienced business owner and community leader. He created Allan Hirsh Advisors to help owners of small and mid-size businesses become better leaders and decisions makers and to achieve profitable business growth.
Christine Plater
Special Projects
Chris Plater’s oversight of business and workforce programs across Maryland industries includes staffing stakeholder advisory groups in the public and private sectors representing manufacturers and minority-owned companies and providing media and events management.
UCHENNA MILDRED UDEH
Project Administrator
Uchenna leads in the provision of administrative and project support
to ensure workplace productivity at MBDA AMC. 
Prior to joining AMC, she lived and worked in Nigeria and Canada.
She worked as an administrative assistant on operations for a global hotel group.
She was also the sole proprietor of her small business, dealing in cultural cuisine.
She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from UNBSJ.

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The center assists minority-owned manufacturing companies with consulting services, contract and financing opportunities, bonding services, building business-to-business alliances, global/ teaming/joint venture opportunities, and executive training.