Resources & Partners

At the Capital Region MBDA Business Center, we partner with organizations throughout the region to help minority-owned businesses thrive.


Our partnerships include the following:

MBDA | Anthony W. Robinson
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Anthony W. Robinson

Business Consultant

MBDA Business Center – Capital Region

Upon graduation from Washington College School of Law in 1973, he immediately embarked on his career as one of the country’s primary advocates for minority-owned businesses as associate legal counsel for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Since then and throughout his career, Robinson has devoted his skill to providing prime legal support to MBEs across the country. Over the years, Robinson has acted as a litigant or Amicus for dozens of cases, including cases before the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of dozens of MBEs.


For over 25 years, Robinson was the president of the Minority Business Enterprise Education and Legal Defense Fund, founded by Parren J. Mitchell, the first African American to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from the State of Maryland. He chose Robinson to lead the organization.


MBELDEF, under Robinson, has engaged in activities on behalf of MBEs that have been comprehensive in nature including litigation, testimony before legislative bodies, legal guidance and technical assistance to local, state and federal agencies. He and the organization have actively participated in the passage and preservation of major MBE legislation from P.L. 95-507, P. L. 99-661 and the Disadvantaged Business
Enterprise Program with the U.S. Department of Transportation.