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Milwaukee based, African American owned, JCP Construction was selected as the general contractor that will oversee a build-out of the Fiserv Forum and other venues for the Democratic National Convention this summer.

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Thursday, 31 January 2019 02:00

Redevelopment Project Proposed for South East L.A.

Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson’s proposed Broadway Manchester Active Transportation Equity Project is expected to receive as much as $46M by early spring. The project will transform 2.8-miles of Manchester Ave and Broadway, located in South Los Angeles, into a safe and vibrant street.

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Wednesday, 05 December 2018 04:28

Atlanta Mayor Implements Procurement Reform Package

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has introduced a series of measures to the City Council which would overhaul the City’s procurement process.

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When Emmanuel Irono moved to the United States from Nigeria in the 1980s to attend Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina, he dreamed of working as a banker at a premier financial institution. Instead, Irono found himself cleaning the school’s dining hall and a local Burger King at night to put himself through school and support his extended family in Nigeria after his parents died.

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Representing one of their largest contribution ever, member companies of the Inclusion Initiative spent more than $240 million last year with black law firms and other minority firms including women-owned (MWBE) law firms.

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Over the past five fiscal years, federal government agencies have spent approximately $5 billion in advertising, but only a minute share — $327 million — went to minority-owned businesses, according to a long-awaited report from the Government Accountability Office.

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Recently, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors spearheaded a motion to create policy for placing classified advertisements to publicize the county’s contracting opportunities in local newspapers and weeklies.

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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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Fourteen years ago, Dawn Hendricks, 45, was ready to carve out her own path, take control of her destiny and earn a salary that mirrored her responsibilities. So she co-founded FM Talent Source, a professional services firm headquartered in Silver Spring, Md., where she now serves as president and CEO.

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