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|February 2, 2021||The SBA is Overhauling its WOSB Program||
The SBA has chosen the program, commonly known as WOSB, as the guinea pig for technological changes at the SBA which will implement new regulatory changes.
Some of the changes happening inc ...Read more
|January 19, 2021||Maryland Ups Personal Net Worth Cap for MBEs||
The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) has announced a new effort to increase access and opportunity for Minority Business Enterprises (MBE).
The state’s Minority Business Ent ...Read more
|January 16, 2021||NJ Treasury Announces Initiatives to Promote its SBE, MWBE, VOB, and DVOB Programs||
For the first time in 20 years, the New Jersey Department of the Treasury conducted a disparity study measuring current spend data in order to recognize and create new opportunities for Minority-, ...Read more
|January 4, 2021||SBA Launches Digital Learning Platform for Women Entrepreneurs, 20 Business Centers||
The US Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced the launch of 20 new Women Business Centers (WBC) — the largest ever expansion of its network in its history — as well as a new digital ...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 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 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 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
|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 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