Office of Minority Business and Economic Development

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About Us

The Office of Minority Business and Economic Development (MBED) supports the nation’s energy goals by fostering entrepreneurship, innovation, and job creation for diverse communities in the high-growth energy sector and in DOE programs and research opportunities. The pace of change within the nation’s energy landscape and demographic makeup demands better utilization of our economic and human capital resources. These efforts directly support the Administration’s goals of job creation and increasing business opportunities for American companies. 

Our programs and collaborations are designed to increase knowledge of and access to energy sector opportunities. We accomplish this through education, outreach, public-private partnerships, and our established relationships with industry, trade associations, academia, and federal agencies. MBED works with its partners to develop tools, resources, and communication channels to increase diverse participation in the energy economy, drive American innovation, and increase America’s competitiveness.