The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) are revamping their respective MBE programs with a focus on diversity and inclusion. These changes are designed to support the creation of more opportunities for small businesses interested in working with government contracting agencies.
What WMATA has done is create a comprehensive, coordinated set of programs that have been designed to help small businesses succeed. The Minority Business Enterprise Program, Small Business Program, and Micro-Business Programs are unique because they all work together to provide the services needed for maximum success for business owners.
The greatest existing need for minority businesses is not access to capital. What they need is access to information, mentors, and advocates. They need someone who has been down that road and tells them how to navigate all the trials and tribulations. They also need banking professionals, financial experts, and minority-owned firms to help them better understand the topic of money and the importance of generational wealth.
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