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 Mayor Karen Weaver announced that the City of Flint, Michigan has tapped Ascendant Global Consulting (AG) to lead a comprehensive economic development effort that will aid in Flint’s recovery and position the city for long-term economic success. Last month on March 26, Flint City Council voted to approve the agreement.

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The Pacesetter program, modeled after the Minority Business Accelerator program of the Cincinnati Regional Chamber, encourages companies to commit not only to increasing their contracts with suppliers of color and participating in Chamber-sponsored matchmaking and networking events, but to measure and report their increased spending with MBEs and share best practices on economic inclusion.
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At its annual business meeting held recently in Erlanger, Kentucky, Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMNA) discussed goals and objectives with direct and indirect suppliers in preparation for the new fiscal year.  As customary at these meetings, Toyota, the world’s largest auto maker, honored suppliers who have exceeded the company’s expe...

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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) was recently awarded a contract for $90.8 million to Kal Krishnan Consulting Services/Triunity Engineering & Management Joint Venture for program management support services. The post Metro Board Awards Largest Contract Ever to Small, Minority-Owned Businesses appeared...

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In 2012, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that there were 8 million minority-owned businesses in the U.S. That’s a huge number of business owners looking for opportunities to achieve the American dream and make it as a successful entrepreneur.If you own one of those businesses, becoming certified as a minority-owned...

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At a gathering of the nation’s leading black executives and entrepreneurs, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner characterized Carlecia Wright as a “financial maverick.”In her role as director of the Office of Business Opportunity, Wright helps foster a more competitive, inclusive commercial ecosystem by giving minority-...

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Compared to national figures, procurement with California’s minority businesses better mirrored the state’s demographics but was still low The post New Report: Top CA Banks Do Little Contracting with Firms Owned by Minorities, Women appeared first on Los Angeles Sentinel....

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More than 1,000 entrepreneurs and business owners attended Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell’s 5th Annual Back to Business (B2B) Conference…...

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As CEO of ChemicoMays L.L.C., Leon Richardson has worked with more than 20 different minority businesses from a mentoring perspective over the last 10 years.“I work with 250 minority suppliers as co-chair of the General Motors Minority Supplier Council. I a...

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Ronnie Isaac, CEO and Founder of Isaac EngineeringHailing from Queens, New York, Ronnie Isaac inherited an iron-clad work ethic from his father. His father became the only self-employed African American owner of an established HVAC Construction Company in the early 1970s. He eventually bequeathed the business to his former employer.[RELATED: Major...

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