Henry Childs, III
U.S. Department of Commerce
Minority Business Development Agency
The Bigger Discussion VII: State of Minority Owned Business in America
Monday, Oct. 15, 2018
Henry Childs, II is the new National Director of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and the 17th National Director of the agency. Established by an Executive Order in 1969, MBDA is the only Federal agency solely dedicated to the growth and global competitiveness of U.S. minority-owned businesses. In addition to his MBDA appointment, Childs serves as the Policy Advisor to the White House’s Office of Public Liaison where he leads the Administration’s outreach to the African American community. He also works closely with the Office of American Innovation on economic development issues for urban areas and urban revitalization.