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|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
|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