Minority Business Development Agency, also known as MBDA, is a federal agency that assists with the establishment and growth of minority-owned businesses in the United States. The agency offers services to promote the growth and competitiveness of large, medium and small minority business enterprises. It provides one-on-one assistance in writing business plans, marketing, management, and technical and financial planning operations. Minority Business Development Agency additionally offers a range of business referral services. The agency provides on-line business news and success stories, as well as maintains a research library and events calendar. It offers data driven technical assistance for minority business owners. Minority Business Development Agency is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce.