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Month: January 2011

Spotlight on NWBOC

The National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC) was created in 1995 with the stated goal of increasing competition for women owned businesses in both the private and public sector.

State DBE Procurement

Fascinating to us, as a DMWBE supplier contracting with state governments, was the Insight Center for Community Economic Development’s Survey of State Inclusive Business Programs. … “The purpose of the Insight Center’s state policy scan of inclusive business programs is to promote policies and programs that enhance minority and women business development.” Given that our last two posts talked about the benefits of diversity in procurement and defining diversity, their premise that … “M/WBE development builds intergenerational family assets, aids community reinvestment, creates jobs, adds to the tax base, and links communities of color to the regional economy.” … was music to our ears!

Spotlight on NGLCC

In 2002, Justin Nelson and Chance Mitchell founded the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). NGLCC’s stated mission is to advocate for and provide a “direct link between LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, or Transgender] business owners, corporations and government”.