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MN News

MWBEs, veteran businesses awarded more Minnesota contracts

Published on Jan 18, 2018

According to a recent report, state-funded contracts awarded in 2017 to businesses owned by Minnesota's minorities, women, an...

MO News

Missouri bill to expand definition of minority business proposed

Published on Jan 17, 2018

Legislation proposed in the Missouri state legislature would expand the state's definition of a minority business enterp...

NJ News

NJ expands MWBE access to state-backed loans

Published on Jan 17, 2018

Before leaving office, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a bill from the legislature's 2016-2017 session inten...

WA News

Clark Public Utilities Small Works Roster & Professional Engineering & Architects Roster

Published on Jan 10, 2018

Clark Public Utilities is updating its Small Works Roster for public works projects under Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($30...

WA News

Clark Public Utilities Notice to Vendors

Published on Jan 10, 2018

Clark Public Utilities of Clark County, Washington, has established vendor lists for supplying materials, equipment and suppl...

NY News

Governor Cuomo approves one MWBE bill, vetoes another

Published on Jan 05, 2018

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo recently took action on two bills relevant to minority- and women-owned businesses ...

MA News

With new ordinance, Boston aims to award more small contracts to MWBEs

Published on Jan 02, 2018

Last month, Boston's City Council passed the Equity in City of Boston Contracts Ordinance, which codifies a number of aspects...

CO News

Denver moves to expedite payment to MWBE subcontractors

Published on Dec 26, 2017

The Devner City Council has unanimously approved a measure designed to foster greater payment security for minority...

CT News

City of Norwalk establishes MWBE certification assistance program

Published on Dec 22, 2017

The City of Norwalk, in partnership between the local branch of the NAACP, recently launched a program to increase ...

MA News

MassHousing tops Commonwealth's MWBE contracting goals

Published on Dec 04, 2017

MassHousing spent more than $2.2 million on goods and services with 34 different minority- and women-owned businesses (MWBEs)...

National News

U.S. Senate considering veteran business development bill

Published on Nov 30, 2017

A bill written for the purpose of improving and adding entrepreneurship training initiatives for veterans has been introduced...

TX News

Texas annual report published, HUBs post modest gains

Published on Nov 27, 2017

The State of Texas has released it's annual Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program report for Fiscal Year 2017. Du...

NC News

North Carolina sets HUB purchasing goal for Cabinet-level agencies

Published on Nov 16, 2017

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed an executive order earlier this month setting a goal for the state's Cabinet-l...

MO News

St. Louis aldermen may vote to make MBE goal law

Published on Nov 16, 2017

Since 1997, the City of St. Louis has maintained, by a continuously renewed executive order from the office of the mayor, a p...

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