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|November 3, 2020||Asheville sets up M/WBE gender race-conscious contracting policies||
The City of Asheville’s City Council recently voted to allow race and gender conscious policies in its public works. In the past, the City’s inclusion policy was gender- and race-neutral. Howev ...Read more
|November 9, 2020||East Baton Rouge’s new DBE Program||
East Baton Rouge's Mayor announced the launch of the Socially and Economically Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification Program that will launch December 1st, 2020. It will allow minorit ...Read more
|November 23, 2020||New Jersey to conduct M/WBE disparity study||
Senator Troy Singleton and Senator M. Teresa Ruiz have sponsored a M/WBE disparity study bill which will examine the utilization of minority-owned and women-owned business enterprise in New Jersey& ...Read more
|October 15, 2020||Pennsylvania Governor Announces New Measures to Connect Small Businesses With State Contracts||
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf (D) is doubling down on efforts to help minority, women, disabled, and veteran-owned small businesses secure contracts with the state government.
Back in 20 ...Read more
|December 4, 2020||Chattanooga aims to increase MWBE participation||
The city of Chattanooga, Tennessee, is looking at ways to expand the participation of minority and women owned companies in public works.
In 2019 the city carried out a disparity study that ...Read more
|December 16, 2020||Chicago City Council extends M/WBE set-aside program||
Chicago’s City Council has extended its set-aside program for minority- and women-owned businesses (M/WBEs) through 2021.
The purpose of extending the set-aside program for minority a ...Read more
|December 22, 2020||Houston Port Study Shows M/WBE’s Underrepresented Among Contractors||
The Port of Houston, Texas is working to increase the number of women- and minority-owned businesses they contract with.
After conducting an independent disparity study, law firm Griffi ...Read more
|January 5, 2021||Alaska's DOT Aims to Increase DBE/MBE/WBE Participation in Contracts||
Alaska’s Department of Transportation (DOT) has begun focusing on increasing disadvantaged, minority and women-owned business participation in its public works contracts. The state DOT’s goal ...Read more
|January 8, 2021||San Diego SLBE Audit Finds Lack of Minority and Women Role||
A new disparity study conducted by the City of San Diego’s Office of the City Auditor has found major issues with San Diego's SLBE program. The reports details three major shortcomings:...Read more
|January 13, 2021||Five Percent of LA School Contracts to go to DVBEs||
The Los Angeles Unified School District has committed to awarding five percent of contracts to Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (DVBEs) in order to give them an opportunity to compete to provi ...Read more