About Us

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Mission

The Asian American Business Development Center was established by John Wang in New York City in1994 to promote greater recognition of the contribution made by Asian American businesses and Asian American individuals to the general economy.

Vision

The Asian American Business Development Center aims to raise the representation of Asian Americans in corporate leadership, increase the numbers of Asian American women in senior roles, and advocate for economic equity for all minority-owned small businesses. AABDC promotes allyship among
diverse communities and works to foster long-lasting, productive relationships between minority populations and corporations.

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Values

We believe in celebrating excellence within our Asian American business community. We believe in speaking up and being seen as role models. We are bridge builders to other minority groups and strive for inclusivity, and not isolation.

28 Years Of Experience

AABDC encourages Asian Americans in business to be more actively involved in issues and policies that directly affect them at the federal, state, and city levels.

  • A significant presence not only within the Asian American business community but also among the U.S. corporate and public sector as well.

  • Advocate for minority groups, communities, and organizations.

  • Generate more opportunities and greater recognition for the Asian American community through diversity and inclusion initiatives.

  • An effective channel through which corporations are able to demonstrate their commitment to a diverse workforce and leadership.

Relationships,
Connections, and
Acknowledging Success
 

Our History

History of AABDC
1994
1994 -Startup

Asian American Business Development Center was established.

1996
1996 - Growth

Together with the African American and Hispanic business associations in New York.

2001
2001 - Outstanding 50 Asian American in Businesses Award Gala
2003

Established the annual Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award Gala dinner

in New York City.

2003 - Invest in New York

Lead first delegation of New York State legislators and businesses to China. Now known as "Invest in New York".

2010
2010 - China Center in Shanghai

Opened New York in China Center in Shanghai.

2015
2015 - AABR

Established Asian American Business Roundtable (AABR).

2016
2016 - AABR Summit

Organized inaugural AABR Summit in Las Vegas.

2019
2019 - Asian Women Conference

Hold the first Asian Women Conference.

2022
2022 - Building Allyship, ERG Summit

Hold the first ERG Summit