WA MBDA - City of Tacoma News Release

Frank Boykin Joins City of Tacoma to Oversee the Washington MBDA Business Center

August 15 — Today, Frank Boykin joined the City of Tacoma to oversee the Washington Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center, which provides technical assistance and business consulting to established minority-owned businesses in Washington state. Embedded within the City of Tacoma’s Community and Economic Development Department since September 2016, the Washington MBDA Business Center was established as part of a cooperative agreement between the City of Tacoma and the U.S. Department of Commerce. It is one of 35 MBDA Business Centers across the country.

“I look forward to building on the good work the Washington MBDA Business Center has done to date to provide ongoing, quality assistance to minority businesses with rapid growth potential,” said Mr. Boykin. “As our region works to build a stronger economy, it is critical that we engage and elevate our minority businesses and position them to thrive.”

Mr. Boykin has more than three decades of professional, leadership, relationship-building and community experience with a well-documented history of and reputation for connecting business and community, developing meaningful metrics to drive outcomes and results, and connecting public policy opportunities to public service.

Read full News Release by City of Tacoma here