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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Local Progress
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
Although minority and/or women-owned business enterprises (MWBEs) serve a critical role in our national economy, they are more likely than most other businesses to face disproportionate economic challenges. To address this MWBE programs can alter traditional procurement rules to increase...

Type Act or Session Law
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) New York
Source City of New York
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Finance & Procurement
This law improves access to city procurement contracts for minority-owned and women-owned businesses. It grants authority to the commissioner of small business services to direct agencies to increase participation from these groups, develop standardized forms, offer assistance and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) All States, Wyoming
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Education
The United States has an enviable entrepreneurial culture and a track record of building new companies. Yet new and small business owners often face particular challenges, including lack of access to capital, insufficient business networks for peer support, investment, and business...

Type Executive Order
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) Massachusetts
Source City of Boston
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Community Development, Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
Local governments can promote equitable economic development by establishing targeted procurement strategies that expand contracting opportunities for women and minority-owned businesses (WMBEs). This executive order directs the city's Equity and Inclusion Unit to develop a supplier...

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