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|November 28, 2020||HUD Section 3 Business Program Updated for 2020||
Dating back to 1968, with the passing of “Section 3” of the Housing and Urban Development Act, there has existed the “HUD Section 3” business program.
The act required that small ...Read more
|December 31, 2020||Tennessee’s DBE Program Sets New Spending Record||
Tennessee’s Governor's Office of Diversity and Enterprise (Go-DBE) has revealed that the state has set a record by spending $739 million with small businesses and businesses owned by women, m ...Read more
|December 30, 2020||US Business Registration Up 82 Percent But it May Mostly be Glorified Gig Work||
A new report shows that business formation applications in the United States are up 82 percent in the three months leading up to September in comparison to the same months in 2019, reflecting a tre ...Read more
|December 28, 2020||New Stimulus: A Shot in the Arm for Public Works Contractors||
Meanwhile, the omnibus, which funds the government through September, is giving more money this year than last to the Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, and the Federal ...Read more
|December 28, 2020||Department of Transportation Will Broaden DBE Eligibility||
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced it will increase the cap of gross receipts on eligibility for businesses to qualify for participation in its Disadvantaged Business Enterpris ...Read more
|December 26, 2020||US Government Orders Rail Crossing Safety Updates; Contracting Opportunities Likely to Arise||
The Federal government has ordered 40 states and the District of Columbia “to develop and implement highway-rail grade crossing action plans to improve public safety,” according to a press rele ...Read more
|December 25, 2020||Trump Admin Grants Florida Permitting Authority over Wetlands||
It was an early Christmas present for Florida contractors when the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decided last week to grant the state of Florida permitting authorit ...Read more
|December 24, 2020||Minority Businesses Stand to Benefit From New PPP Rules, Pilot Program||
In addition to earmarks meant to help minority businesses secure forgivable loans, new legislation passed by Congress creates a pilot program to help foster small businesses owners around historica ...Read more
|December 23, 2020||Congress Votes to Fund the Space Force as Contracting Opportunities Arise||
On Monday, the US Congress passed its annual omnibus bill, giving the new Space Force military branch $15.2 billion dollars in funding. As the Space Force continues to take shape, we can expect ne ...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