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|September 20, 2020||California Also Fighting For Small Businesses as it Battles Pandemic||
Small businesses that have reopened in California are again seeing major slumps in business as the virus resurges in the state. Meanwhile, the governor has declared July to be All Small Businesses ...Read more
|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 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 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
|November 8, 2020||Many Minority and Women owned Business Enterprises Struggling in Major Cities||
Recent surveys and reports on the status of women and minority-owned small businesses in New York City and Kansas City, Missouri could spell an increasingly future for many.
New York City ...Read more
|November 27, 2020||Advocacy Groups Sound the Alarm on Minority Business Survivability||
A new report co-authored by two advocacy groups -- UnidosUS and Color of Change -- examines the results of federal efforts to bail out struggling minority-owned small businesses and minority worker ...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 7, 2020||New York nearly reaches 30% M/WBE goal for state contracts||
During New York State’s 10th Annual MWBE Forum, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the utilization rate for NY State MWBEs had increased to 29.51 percent. This means that NY state has nearly reac ...Read more
|December 11, 2020||Leading Construction Management App Offers Free Training, Discounts to MBEs||
Procore Technologies, Inc. is partnering with the non-profit U.S. Minority Contractors Association (USMCA) to offer free training and discounts on the Procore app to minority-owned business enterpr ...Read more