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Our Mission

 The MBDA Export Center is a program of the U.S. Department of Commerce – Minority Business Development Agency. The Center’s mission is to assist ethnic minorities and disadvantaged individuals participate and succeed in the free enterprise system by achieving higher levels of growth and competitiveness in both domestic and international markets.

Our Services

The MBDA Export Center provides customized international and domestic business development solutions designed to better equip minority-owned firms to create jobs, build scale and capacity, increase revenues, and expand regionally, nationally and internationally. We provide consultation and technical assistance in marketing, financing and accounting, international trade and export, manufacturing, construction & procurement, general administration and organizational development.

With support from the U.S. Department of Commerce – MBDA, the Florida Export Center provides increased visibility and access for minority-owned firms, through the MBDA’s partnerships with multi-national and corporations and government agencies in the U.S. and abroad. We host multiple events throughout the year that provide local networking, information sharing and public relations support, and larger B2B events that connect our clients and members with corporations and government agencies seeking to contract with diverse firms. Our Annual MEDWeek Conference have won national acclaim and helped to propel our clients to national and international stature.

Our services may be provided at an MBDA Business Center location, at convenient sites provided by our strategic partners, or at client/member locations, as applicable. We steer our clients and members toward opportunities for success via Capital Access Services, Market Access Services, Contract Access and Construction Services.

Current and Past Projects

JAUSACC – Current
Marie Gill is Founding Member and President

The Robins & Morton Group – Current
Community Outreach for Jackson Memorial Hospital South and West development projects

School Board of Miami-Dade County/D. Stephenson Construction - Current
M. Gill & Associates, Inc. provides Small/Micro Business Enterprises and Women Business Enterprises (S/MBE & WBE) monitoring services and community outreach regarding the redevelopment of several public school facilities in Miami-Dade County

City of Lauderhill Community Redevelopment Agency – Current
M. Gill & Associates provided businesses located within the CRA boundaries with technical assistance, access to capital by assisting with developing Business Plans and Loan Packages in addition to general business development through the MBDA Business Center

Minority Business Development Agency Business Center – Past
M. Gill & Associates, Inc. successfully operated this federally program for the past 15 years making the Miami Center number one (1) in the nation for several consecutive years. M. Gill & Associates was responsible for facilitating well over $300 million in financial approvals on behalf of MBE’s along with over $1 billion in procurement contract awards to minority-owned firms. Our combined efforts caused to receive an outstanding performance rating from the MBDA for achieving 117% of our performance goals. As such, we were awarded for being number one in the nation for “Exporting American products and services and creating and retaining local jobs.”

City of Fort Lauderdale Community Reinvestment Agency (CRA) – Past
M. Gill & Associates provided businesses located within the CRA boundaries with technical assistance, access to capital by assisting with developing Business Plans and Loan Packages in addition to general business development through the MBDA Business Center

SoLē Mia Miami formally known as Biscayne Landing - Past
M. Gill & Associates provided Community Outreach and managed the Local Preference Plan

Miami-Dade County Empowerment Trust – Past

City of Lauderdale Lakes Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) - Past
M. Gill & Associates provided businesses located within the CRA boundaries with technical assistance, access to capital by assisting with developing Business Plans and Loan Packages in addition to general business development through the MBDA Business Center

Miami International Airport – Past
M. Gill & Associates Inc. acted as DBE Outreach Coordinator during the expansion of the Miami International North Terminal MIC Converter

City of Hollywood - Past
M. Gill & Associates, Inc. assisted the develop and initiate its first Women’s Business Development Program

Awards and Recognition

Minority Business Development Agency
Recognizes Marie R. Gill as “50 Most Powerful Minority Entrepreneurs, Advocates & Lifetime Achievers

The Miami Beach Latin Chamber of Commerce, the Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce & Florida International University
Awards Marie Gill for her dedicated efforts & advocacy of minority businesses in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties

National Hispanic Construction Association
Awards Marie Gill a Certificate of Appreciation for her unselfish commitment and dedication to elevating diversity opportunities and responsible business practices in public and private sectors

U.S. Small Business Administration
Marie Gill receives the State Minority Small Business Advocate of the Year Award for her distinguished achievements and performance in support and advancement of minority business development

South Florida Business Journal
-Marie Gill receives the 2003 Business Woman of the Year Award in 2003
-South Florida Business Journal Most Influential Businesswoman 2014