Black and brown-owned businesses historically have struggled to procure government contracts. It’s one of the economic realities that has held them back.
That’s why the Tara Dowdell Group, a boutique social good public relations and marketing firm based in Jersey City, is partnering with Next City, a national urban affairs magazine and nonprofit organization, for a free virtual event at 1 p.m. this Wednesday.
Register here. It’s free.
The conversation, titled “Increasing Access to Government Procurement Opportunities,” will feature a dialogue among key economic development experts and policymakers.
The event will feature:
- Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter (D-Paterson);
- Otis Rolley, president, Wells Fargo Foundation;
- Tai Cooper, chief community development officer, New Jersey Economic Development Authority.
The three will discuss practical strategies for streamlining procurement processes, highlighting the importance of implementing equitable policies, and increasing outreach to small businesses — particularly Black- and brown-owned businesses.