News & Events

We established this diversity-in-contracting focus journal in 2005 to help the DBE, M/WBE, DVBE, and small business community stay informed about pertinent public procurement news and events.


Diversity Contracting News


2020 Mecklenburg County budget includes expanded funding for MWSBE assistance

NC News • Published May 28, 2019

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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet seeking input on 2020 DBE goals

KY News • Published May 28, 2019

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SBA makes rule change proposal on WOSB self-certification publicly available

News • Published May 23, 2019

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New Jersey Transit soliciting input on 2020-2022 DBE goal

NJ News • Published May 13, 2019

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Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority soliciting input on 2020-2022 DBE goal

NC News • Published May 09, 2019

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Washington legislature repeals ban on affirmative action

WA News • Published May 02, 2019

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Texas contractor organizations speak against HUB program changes

TX News • Published Apr 29, 2019

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VA announces goal increases for SDVOSB and VOSB contracting

News • Published Apr 17, 2019

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Port of Houston to conduct MWBE disparity study

TX News • Published Apr 16, 2019

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LGBTBE bill introduced in NYC City Council

NY News • Published Mar 11, 2019

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Caltrans releases Small Business Outreach Plan

CA News • Published Mar 06, 2019

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Bill introduced in New Jersey Legislature to remove DVBE residency requirement

NJ News • Published Mar 06, 2019

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Port Authority announces opening of community, MWBE outreach offices

NY News • Published Mar 05, 2019

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Nashville Mayor signs Executive Order covering LGBT-owned Businesses

TN News • Published Feb 15, 2019

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Virginia Beach proposes unbundling of contracts to spur MWBE participation

VA News • Published Feb 13, 2019

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City of Greensboro proposes MWBE program revisions

NC News • Published Feb 11, 2019

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City of Memphis launches Buy901 website

TN News • Published Feb 05, 2019

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Division of Supplier Diversity legislation reintroduced in New York State Senate

NY News • Published Jan 30, 2019

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Suit filed against Shelby County MWBE program

TN News • Published Jan 30, 2019

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Small Business Runway Extension Act of 2018 becomes law

News • Published Jan 24, 2019

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*UPDATE* Service-Disabled Veterans Small Business Continuation Act passes U.S. House, moves to Senate

News • Published Jan 18, 2019

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Frederick DBE Program reports MWBE under-utilization

MD News • Published Jan 15, 2019

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Michigan executive order gives preference to "geographically-disadvantaged" businesses

MI News • Published Jan 10, 2019

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Port of Los Angeles increases maximum allowable revenue for VSBE designation

CA News • Published Jan 07, 2019

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Caltrans raises DBE goal for federally funded transportation projects in California

CA News • Published Jan 07, 2019

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