Strategic industry engagement provides a competitive edge. The National Minority Technology Council, through our efforts with minority technology employers, brings access to both contracts and new talent resources, which in turn has an impact on our communities.
This industry status brings knowledge, capability and the power distinguished through a 501c6 non-stock organization. The Council works to mitigate risks and connect company owners to Public and Private partnerships. Our focus on both research and solution design helps to ensure growth in the ecosystems we serve.
Join us in this new journey of prosperity as the National Minority Technology Council and the Council Exchange Board of Trade (Council Exchange) combine to better serve the minority technology industry.
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Our members are connecting on deals and on community wide issues. We see this effort as one of the critical steps to improve our economy, bring prosperity to our members, and girding up and employing our nation’s disenfranchised workforce.
Minority Technology Companies
This national network of both owners and employees are natural ambassadors for change and represent one of the best possibility for future economic growth in our country
The Council Exchange brings research innovation and partnership collaboration to both the United States of America and countries around the globe.
As the investment community seek Opportunity Fund Investment Vehicles formed as a part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, the Minority Technology Industry recognizes the vital role they can play to ensure workforce investments are capitalized to be able to earn a return.
July 1, 2019
Deadline for Notice of proposed rulemaking on Investing in Qualified Opportunity Funds [REG–120186–18]
Size of the Minority Tech Industry
Contractor Team Arrangements
With the National Minority Technology Council merger the Council Exchange Board of Trade (Council Exchange) brings over eight years of applied research developing a teaming plan for our members.
Utilizing the legal contracting capacity found in both the Small Business Administration's 8A program and the General Services Administration's GSA schedule our members can leverage the collective power gained through an industry alliance partnership.
Vendor Governance, as an internal procurement management system, facilitates teaming relationships between the minority technology industry and our public/private sector trading/research/service delivery partners.
The Council Exchange's Vendor Governance program was created to reduce risk by establish processes that both sharing responsibilities with other team member and provide a trusted supplier network governed by a structured framework.
Vendor Governance - The Power of Performance, Trust and Vendor Management
Minority Cyber Inclusion Council
The Minority Cyber Inclusion Council works to bridge the gap between industry, government and education in order to inform the minority community about the growing employment and training opportunities.
Building an Inclusive Cybersecurity Workforce
MCI Council, as a convener for subject matter experts willing to develop networks and systems that amplify resilience and scale, will build sustainable solutions through education, partnerships and research.
Council Enterprise Growth Algorithms
Building agreements from a predictable research platform builds trust and allows for the necessary concessions required for large contract negotiations. NMTC's growth algorithms are components of evidence based process improvements that create a more efficient and effective regional ecosystem.
& the Economy
Chairman Cureton's topic warranted his testimony Thursday February 14, 2019 in front of the Internal Revenue Service at the Department of the Treasury. The Minority Technology Industry represents over 65,000 companies of which some 6,000 are estimated to be impacted by the Opportunity Zone proposed ruling (1400Z-2).
Further the impact of the Opportunity Fund proposed ruling on small entities, to include small towns under 50,000 (includes every rural Opportunity Zone) and the efficacy of a Qualified Opportunity Zone Joint Venture Model for long term (2047) investment horizon.
Concerning the Regulatory Flexibility Act and Treasury's Certification
Topic: Concerning the Regulatory
Flexibility Act and Treasury's Certification
Taxpayers who invest in opportunity funds and qualified opportunity businesses will have a significant future economic impact on a substantial number of U.S. small entities. Unfortunately, Treasury has certified that these proposed regulations, if adopted, would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities that are directly affected by the proposed regulations.
As one of the country’s fastest growth technology sectors, NMTC represents over 65,000 minority technology companies with total annual sales of over $100 Billion. NMTC has assessed this proposed rule (Section 1400Z-2) and Section 1400Z-1 both as high impact pieces of legislation.
It is critical Treasury reconsiders its position to be in alignment with the White House’s stated position that Opportunity Fund investments exist to, in part, fund new and small businesses. NMTC highly recommends Treasury and the SBA take immediate action to include an initial regulatory flexibility analysis to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the SBA.
To accomplish this process Treasury must de-certify its position concerning the Regulatory Flexibility Act and consider the impact on the U.S. small business ecosystem.
Furthermore, more consideration is needed on how Treasury defines a Qualified Opportunity Zone Business. Chairman Cureton will outline how technology innovation, governance and investor understanding of risk is predicated on a better definition of the structure of a Qualified Opportunity Zone Business.
Chairman Cureton will also discuss multiple examples to illuminate the necessity of this change and the impact Opportunity Funds will have in bolstering the local economy in our most distressed U.S. communities.
Department of the Treasrury
Investing in Qualified Opportunity Funds; Hearing
FEDERAL DATA STRATEGY
Leveraging Data as a Strategic Asset
Many high-level civic data challenges have been identified in the past–archaic data management practices and IT legacy systems, issues with data sharing and interoperability, and a lack of secondary use considerations. But the Federal Government lacks an overall approach to tackle these challenges and prioritize data infrastructure improvements that serve the public. The Federal Data Strategy needs priority data Use Cases to ensure it is comprehensive and actionable.
For the purposes of the Federal Data Strategy, a “Use Case” is a data practice or method that leverages data to support an articulable federal agency mission or public interest outcome. The Federal Data Strategy is seeking examples that solve problems or demonstrate solutions that can help inform the four strategy areas: Enterprise Data Governance; Use, Access, and Augmentation; Decision-making and Accountability; and Commercialization, Innovation, and Public Use.
The Data Incubator Project
Public Comment - Use Case Submission - Adopting and executing the Integrated Economic Indicator State Longitudinal Data System (IEI-SLDS) described in this comment would leverage economic data to help policymakers put Americans to work.
Algorithms that link calculated datasets as predictive exchanges will soon prove the value of smart contracts, governed workflow and merit-based entitlement payout systems focused on outcomes rather than outputs.
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National Minority Technology Council
Looking Forward Research & Development
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