Pasadena MBDA Business Center is operated by the non-profit, public benefit organization, SoCal Corporate Growth Partners (SCCGP), and is located in Southern California. We are one of the 33 MBDA Business Centers in the nation.

In 2011, SCCGP was one out of three organizations nationwide to receive federal funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Development Agency (MBDA) to operate the Riverside Business Center. The organization was the operator of the Riverside MBDA Business Center from 2011 to 2016.

In 2015, we responded to the Funds from Operations (FFO) released by the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and in 2016 successfully secured the contract for the Pasadena Business Center. SCCGP has since been and is currently the operator of the Pasadena MBDA Business Center.

Although our center is located in Pasadena, we work collaboratively with other MBDA Business Centers across California and the country to assist minority-owned businesses in obtaining access to markets and capital (domestic and global), thereby fostering key industry relations and leveraging business expertise. Our business center has extensive experience working with financial institutions, domestic and foreign leaders/governments, educational institutions, civic organizations, trade associations, businesses, and individuals.

Business Matchmaking

  • Personalized Business Matchmaking
  • Information and Counseling
  • Partner Search
  • Market Research

Strategic Business Development 

  • Strategic and Business Planning
  • Business Acquisitions and M&A
  • Market Research and Due Diligence
  • Business Investment Opportunity
  • Business Evaluation

Foreign Direct Investment 

  • Identification of viable investments
  • Help accessing premium opportunities
  • Preliminary project evaluation
  • Access governmental agencies for cooperation