Free webinar aims to increase access to government procurement opportunities for Black- and brown-owned businesses

Assemblywoman Sumter, Cooper (EDA) and Rolley (Wells Fargo) to discuss increasing access and outreach

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:

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.