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|June 8, 2021||Federal Government to Ramp Up Procurement from SDBs to Tune of $100B||
As the White House Fact Sheet notes, the United States federal government “is the largest consumer of goods in the world.” By ramping up procurement from minority-owned businesses, the Biden Ad ...Read more
|May 24, 2021||New Jersey’s $1.8 Billion Bridge Project Sees Outreach to Hundreds of DBEs||
Things are finally starting to push forward in the construction of the new $1.8 billion Portal North Bridge project.
The more than 100-year-old bridge spans the Hackensack River in New Jersey ...Read more
|May 20, 2021||USDOT Expands Workforce Development Programs with Focus on Minorities||
Training is often the biggest barrier to employment in the industry, and those who enter the program may use it as a bridge to entering the construction workforce.
On Wednesday, Secretary of ...Read more
|May 19, 2021||Washington Governor Approves $18 Billion for Construction and Transportation||
Included in the state construction budget is funding for the construction of 33 new schools as well as buildings for community college campuses and behavioral health facilities.
“Grants for ...Read more
|March 31, 2021||Biden White House Unveils $2 Trillion Infrastructure Package||
The White House unveiled on Wednesday President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion dollar plan to address the country’s $infrastructure. Dubbed the American Jobs Plan, the goal is to address the fact that ...Read more
|March 22, 2021||Oakland to Strengthen its LBE/SLBE Programs||
The City Council of Oakland, California has passed an ordinance aimed at creating easier access to city contracts for local small, POC-led, and women-owned businesses.
Council members Lor ...Read more
|March 10, 2021||Uncertainty as PPP Gets Cash Injections Despite Looming Expiration Date||
The Payment Protection Program is still set to expire March 31st despite a new cash injection and more than $100 billion in still available funds.
Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) s ...Read more
|March 3, 2021||New Bill Marks Major Step in LGBTQ Business Equality||
Congressman Ritchie Torres (D-NY) is re-introducing legislation that will mandate that financial institutions collect data on LGBTQ-owned businesses.
Torres, a barrier-breaking, gay afro- ...Read more
|February 19, 2021||EXCLUSIVE: Most State & Local Gov’ts Lack Veteran Set-Asides In Public Works Projects||
As veteran homelessness and suicides rise, research by Contractor News shows that veteran and disabled veteran-owned businesses are not integrated into the vast majority of America’s state and ci ...Read more
|February 16, 2021||UPDATE: Biden’s Labor Secretary Pick Faces Legal Action Over Disparity Study||
UPDATE: The Black Economic Council of Massachusetts (BECMA), the Greater Boston Latino Network (GBLN) and Amplify Latinx have filed a with the Department of Justice and the Department of Transporta ...Read more