The Minority Development Financing Advisory Board (MDFAB) assists the Development Services Agency in creating employment opportunities and wealth in the minority business community. The Minority Development Financing Advisory Board does this by reviewing and making recommendations on loans and surety bond requests. The Minority Development Financing Advisory Board consists of ten members, seven appointed by the governor, one member appointed by the President of the Senate, and one member appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The Director of the Development Services Agency is a voting member. Members are selected because of their knowledge of business, commercial financing and their understanding of the issues affecting minority business enterprises.