I had the pleasure of making a presentation at the MBDA’s MBE Summit in early July on MBE programs at the state level. I was joined on the panel by Glenn Delgado, NASA Small Business Program, who spoke about federal programs, and Steven Sims, of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, who spoke about corporate and private sector programs. The MBDA blog has covered this panel, http://mbdagov.wordpress.com/2009/07/29/mbda-summit-mbe-programs/. You can also find links to other summit sessions from there. One of our close state MWBE director colleagues, Alice Watson of Indiana participated.
Each of about 20 discussion tables made comments about each session. You can see all the comments here: http://www.mbda.gov/documents/pdf/Panel2MBEPrograms.pdf. (Note: it is a lot to wade through.)