DESA, Inc. is a professional services firm based in Columbia, South Carolina. It is important that the work we do has a positive impact on our world. We do this by being committed to our clients and our community, and by trying to make each life we encounter better.

Global Business Services

For more than 10 years, DESA has operated Columbia’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center. As an agency in the U.S. Department of Commerce, MBDA helps create and maintain U.S. jobs by promoting the growth and global competitiveness of large, medium and small businesses owned and operated by members of minority and Diaspora communities. Through the MBDA Business Center, we serve minority-owned firms seeking to penetrate new markets, both domestic and global, and grow in size and scale. Whether it’s securing capital, competing for a contract, identifying a strategic partner or becoming export-ready, we are committed to the success of minority-owned businesses. 

  • MBDA Services

    Access to Capitol

    Access to Contracts

    Strategic Business Counseling

    Export Counseling

    Marketing Assistance