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|November 12, 2021||NYC Releases “Making the Grade” Findings on M/WBE Utilization||
Scott M. Stringer, New York City Controller, released the results of the “Making the Grade” report for fiscal year 2021. The “Making the Grade” report rates City agencies based on their uti ...Read more
|November 1, 2021||Major Cities Creating LGBT Business Certifications||
On Wednesday, Boston Mayor Kim Janey signed an executive order adding LGBTQ-owned businesses to the city’s Supplier Diversity program.
According to the ...Read more
|October 29, 2021||DBEs Need Post-Ida Support, Urges Congressman||
Congressman Troy Carter (D-LA-02) is asking leaders in FEMA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to include small and local disadvantaged businesses enterprises (DBEs) in the post-Hurricane Ida re ...Read more
|October 25, 2021||SDB Participation Promoted by 2 New Pennsylvania Bills||
Pennsylvania legislators have recently introduced two bills aimed at assisting minority, women, and veteran-owned businesses in state contracting, under its Small Diverse Business (SDB) cert....Read more
|October 20, 2021||PNC Grants $16.8m to Howard U. for Black Business Development||
“The center will support expanded opportunities for Black entrepreneurship with enhanced educational, leadership and capacity-building resources and programs nationwide,” the ...Read more
|October 18, 2021||8(a) Firms No Longer Required by SBA to have a Bona Fide Place of Business|
|October 11, 2021||New LGBTQ+ Cert Opens Opportunities for Los Angeles County Contracts||
Los Angeles County is creating increasing opportunities for LGBTQ-owned businesses. It’s doing so by expanding the county's Community Business Enterprise (CBE) certification program.
LA C ...Read more
|October 6, 2021||Albuquerque Gets $1.8m for Minority Business Development Center||
The grants will be dispersed over the course of five years, coming out to $375,000 per year. “Funding will assist center operations integral to the establishment and growth of minority-owned busi ...Read more
|October 1, 2021||Chicago extends M/WBE set-aside program through 2027|
|October 1, 2021||Need to Procure a Small Business? There’s an App for That||
The app features a map of Virginia that shows the locations of vendors that match whatever keyword you plug in. We tested it with the search term “concrete” and were shown a busy constellation ...Read more