October 3, 2022
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Mecklenburg County’s Business Diversity and Inclusion (BDI) Program Introduces New Guidelines for Work with Vendors

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Mecklenburg County has made great strides to ensure business is conducted fairly and with diverse populations in our community. A recent disparity study on the availability and utilization of minority and women-owned businesses revealed areas for improvement in the County’s contracting process. The County is taking steps to remediate the disparities to ensure that all qualified firms are given equal opportunity to compete for business.

BDI Provisions Guide 
BDI’s new Program Provisions Guide details the necessary steps to ensure maximum inclusion of Minority Business Enterprises and Women Business Enterprises certified through NC Historically Underutilized Businesses (NCHUB) and increases competition, while ensuring the proper use of public funds. 

DBE Transportation Guide 
Mecklenburg County has been approved to receive Federal financial assistance as a direct recipient from the Department of Transportation and Federal Transit Authority (FTA). As a condition of receiving this assistance, BDI has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation. 

Information Sessions
BDI will host a number of sessions focusing on both guides to provide the community the ability to ask questions, learn about both programs and discuss how they can participate. 

 
For questions or comments, please email the Business Diversity & Inclusion (BDI) Program at BDI@mecknc.gov 

View the Information session flyer.

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