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The Asian American Business Development Center was established by John Wang in New York City in 1994 to promote greater recognition of the contribution made by Asian American businesses and Asian American individuals to the general economy.

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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.


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.

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30 Years of Relationships, Connections, and Acknowledging Success

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.

Our History



The Asian American Business Development Center was established.



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


Lunar New Year Celebration

Established a New York City Tradition: the lighting of the Empire State Building


Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Businesses Award Gala

Established the annual Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award Gala dinner in New York City.


Invest in New York

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


China Center in Shanghai

Opened New York in China Center in Shanghai.



Organized inaugural Asian American Business Roundtable (AABR) in Las Vegas


Asian Women Conference

Hold the first Asian Women Conference.


Building Allyship, ERG Forum

Hold the first ERG Forum

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390 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018

(212) 966-0100

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