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|October 26, 2020||Ohio launches WBE program||
On Friday, October 9th, the Ohio Department of Administrative Services (DAS) announced the start of the Women-owned Business Enterprise program (WBE). By the end of the first day of the WBE program ...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 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
|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
|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 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 10, 2020||The National Veteran Business Development Council is helping to certify SDVOSBs and VOSBs||
As reported by ...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