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Arizona MBDA
Exports Center

Export Centers: Business development services to generate increased financing and contract opportunities, and greater access to global markets.

Our Mission
To provide high-level business development services to Minority-owned Enterprises (MBEs) to participate and succeed in the global marketplace. Our office is in Mesa, Arizona.


Who We Serve:

Our clients are U.S. minority business enterprises (MBEs) owned and operated by:

  • Native Americans (including Alaska Natives, Alaska Native Corporation, Tribal entities, & Native Hawaiians)
  • African Americans
  • Asian Indian Americans
  • Hasidic Jews
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Asian and Pacific Islanders

Wny Should Your Company Export?

More than 95% of the world’s consumers are outside of the United States. Exporting will help with the following:

  • Grow your sales
  • Diversify your business income streams
  • Job Creation
  • Empoloyees Earn more than non-exporting Companies
  • Overall Competitive advantage

Our Technical Assistance and Export Development Services

  • Exporting Consulting
  • Export Plan Development
  • Export Financing and Insurance
  • Market Reports
  • Industry Markets
  • Trade Missions
  • Export Compliance Training
  • Gold-Key Service and Business Matchmaking

Arizona MBDA Export Center Contact

  • Kyia Jackson

    Business Development Specialist

  • Joan Begay Notah

    Project Director

Kyia Jackson

Business Development Specialist

Kyia Jackson is the Export Business Specialist for the Arizona Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Export Center at The National Center. Kyia is an enrolled member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in American Indian Studies and Minor in Sustainability from Arizona State University. She had previously worked for the Economic Development Program of the San Carlos Apache Tribe. During her time there, she assisted Tribal members with economic planning, establishing or expanding their businesses, hosting business workshops with community partnerships and created tourism activities.
In her free time, she enjoys drawing, sewing and spending time with her dogs which led her to co-found a nonprofit focused on rescuing abandoned animals within her home community.

Joan Begay Notah

Project Director

Joan Begay Notah is the Project Director for the Arizona Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Export Center. Previously, she served as the Senior Procurement Specialist for the PTAC program and dedicated more than 5 years to the program. She also served as the Interim Program Manager for the PTAC program. Prior to the PTAC, she was the Project Director for the AZ Native American Business Enterprise Center funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA). She has over 25 years of experience in business development, grant management and federal procurement. Her NABEC program was recognized as MBDA’s highest performing program, highest number of awarded contracts and jobs.

She is a board member of the Dineh Chamber of Commerce. She has served on the board of directors for the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Arizona, the Arizona State University Native American Alumni Board, and has served on the Indian Parent Committee for the Chandler Unified School District. Joan is a Certified Supplier Diversity Professional (CSDP) by the Alliance for Supplier Diversity Professionals (ASDP).

Joan is an enrolled member of the Diné (Navajo) Nation from the community of Kin-Dah-Lichi’i, near Ganado, Arizona. She graduated magna cum laude from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and graduated with highest distinction with a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Grand Canyon University.

How To Become a Client


Complete a Client Intake Form and send to kyia@ncaied.org.


Schedule a FREE Consultation with our Team.

Export Business Development Specialist
AZ MBDA Export Center
(480) 709-41624054


Complete a Client Engagement Form and send to kyia@ncaied.org.

The U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is the only federal agency solely dedicated to the growth and global competitiveness of minority business enterprises.

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