Minority Business Development Agency March 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Determination of Group Eligibility for MBDA Assistance
Document Number: 2013-04955
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency
On January 11, 2012, the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) received a petition from the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC or Petitioner) requesting designation of the Arab- American community as a socially or economically disadvantaged group whose members are eligible for MBDA assistance. This document announces MBDA's determination that the ADC Petition is not currently supported by sufficient evidence to establish social or economic disadvantage as required by the MBDA regulations and applicable legal precedent.