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Economic Perspectives March 15: Rebroadcast of Interview with Head of U.S. Minority Business Development Agency

Posted by Hopeton on September 10, 2009

David Hinson

David Hinson

For the March 15 edition of Economic Perspectives we will rebroadcast an interview with David Hinson, National Director of the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA).  The interview was originally broadcast live on September 14. Listen live online at

MBDA’s Mission is to foster the growth and global competitiveness of U.S. businesses that are minority-owned.  MBDA, through its network of 48 minority business centers throughout the country, provides one-on-one workshops and business consulting services for minority businesses to help educate them about federal opportunities, including those related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. It’s strategic goals are to:

  1. Increase the number of businesses that are minority-owned at the $1billion level
  2. Establish MBDA as the agency of choice for businesses that are minority-owned, policymakers, and the private sector
  3. Implement operational efficiencies throughout MBDA

Before his appointment to lead MBDA, Hinson was President and CEO of Wealth Management Network, Inc., a multi-million dollar independent, financial advisory boutique for 7 years. Prior to launching Wealth Management Network, David managed a 10-state sales region as Director of Advisory Services for Envestnet Asset Management, a $70 billion financial advisory firm.

Hinson received an MBA in Finance from The University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, and a bachelor’s degree in Insurance and Finance with honors from Howard University in Washington, D.C. In addition, he completed a fellowship in International Finance with honors from the Stockholm School of Economics and completed graduate-level studies in French with honors at the University of Abidjan, in the Ivory Coast West Africa.


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