Our History

The Atlanta MBDA Advanced Manufacturing Center is a program of the Enterprise Innovation Institute, Georgia Tech’s economic development and business outreach armA sister program to the MBDA Business Center-Atlanta, the Atlanta MBDA Advanced Manufacturing Center was created via a grant the U.S. Department of Commerce MBDA awarded Georgia Tech in 2016.
Focused on building a national ecosystem of MBE manufacturers, partners, and stakeholders, the Atlanta MBDA Advanced Manufacturing Center creates expansion opportunities for MBE manufacturers by facilitating their growth through training and education, as well as advocating with corporate suppliers.

One of four such centers across the country, The Atlanta MBDA Business Center will receive $1.25 million spread over a five-year period to operate the Center, which is charged with providing targeted assistance to MBE manufacturers.

The funding is designed to help identify, screen, promote, and refer Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) to specialized advanced manufacturing programs, and provide technical and business development services.