Business ownership provides a pathway to wealth building in Southern California, and the success of diverse, small businesses is essential to the health and resilience of our local economy. However, woman-, minority-, and veteran-owned small businesses (i.e., historically disadvantaged businesses) face challenges growing and sustaining business.
By implementing inclusive contracting practices and considerations, public and private institutions can level the playing field and promote economic mobility among historically disadvantaged businesses, ultimately generating wealth for historically marginalized populations, strengthening the region’s economic resilience, and benefiting from the cost-savings.
The “Inclusive Contracting Toolkit” supports SCAG’s member agencies and stakeholders in advancing equitable procurement efforts and expanding access to contracting opportunities for our region’s historically disadvantaged businesses. The Toolkit provides a step-by-step guide with actionable strategies and best practices from across the Southern California region (and beyond).
Register to attend and learn more about inclusive contracting and how your agency can support the growth of small businesses in your community!