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|January 14, 2022||SDB Goal for Federal Agencies Expanded to 11% by Biden Administration||
In order to increase utilization of Small-Disadvantaged Businesses (SDBs), the Biden-Harris administration recently announced a set of federal procurement reforms.
The White House is reques ...Read more
|November 29, 2021||Baton Rouge May Create $400k MBE Task Force||
The money is in Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome’s proposed budget, but the Metro Council has already initially approved $228,000 for the division to hire two employees.
"We have execut ...Read more
|November 12, 2021||Wisconsin Veteran Business Owners Seek Action||
The Wisconsin State Legislature created the Supplier Diversity Program and in 2014 set a goal of awarding one percent of state contracts to veteran-owned businesses.
That goal has never been ...Read more
|November 12, 2021||Diverse Rail Contractors Charge Racism in Contracting Practices||
Minority and women-owned businesses face discrimination while attempting to win federal passenger rail contracts, businesses owners told the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee on Tuesd ...Read more
|September 24, 2021||Black business leaders call for changes to Oakland’s SLBE/LBE program||
Oakland multicultural business leaders have requested that the city address and take action in reforming the disparities in contracting opportunities for Black-, Minority- and Women-owned businesse ...Read more
|September 2, 2021||Contract for DC’s Black Lives Matter Plaza Awarded to White-Owned Firm||
Black Lives Matter Plaza is a two-block pedestrian street in Washington, DC, named in 2020 by DC Mayor Muriel Bowser after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Mayor Bowser showed her ...Read more
|August 12, 2021||Study Says Public Private Partnerships Have Higher DBE Participation||
Researchers at the University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering published a study recently by professor Qingbin Cui and doctoral student Kinqi Zhang in the journal Transportation ...Read more
|August 11, 2021||OMB Report IDs Major Faults in Equity in Federal Programs||
OMB, under the leadership of Acting Director Shalanda Young, consulted with a number of US and international experts of matters of equity including assessment and improvement, data science and “o ...Read more
|July 24, 2021||Alameda County Officials Undertaking Disparity Study; Possible Improvements to its ELB/SLB program|
|July 1, 2021||Columbus Seeking to Expand City Contracts with M/WBEs||
According to a 2019 study, there is a notable disparity for minority- and women-owned businesses (M/WBEs) who are awarded prime and subcontracts in Columbus, OH. The Columbus City Council will be < ...Read more