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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 14, 2020||Orange County passes DVBE policy||
Through a collaborative effort of a small group of disabled veteran CEO’s and Co-sponsored by Chairwoman Michelle Steel and Vice Chairman Andrew Do, the Orange County Board of Supervisors passed ...Read more
|October 18, 2020||Left for Dead?: Are Minority-Owned Businesses Getting the Covid Relief They Need?||
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the Small Business Administration (SBA) has not released an assessment on whether minority and other underserved businesses are getting the relief they ...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 4, 2020||Congress Weighs Watered-Down Stimulus, as New PPP Failures Revealed||
This week, new flaws in the Payment Protection Program (PPP) have come to light thanks to a lawsuit forcing the Small Business Administration (SBA) to release troves of data on the program. Meanwhi ...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||Contract Awarded for Preliminary Work on Commuter Rail Between Boston and Manchester||
The New Hampshire Executive Council voted unanimously on December 18 to give the go-ahead to the Department of Transportation to hire AECOM Technical Services Inc. to begin preliminary work on a co ...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