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Through the Minority and Women’s Business Enterprise program, the City of Greensboro provides historically underutilized business (HUBs) equal opportunity to participate in all aspects of City contracting and purchasing programs, and prohibits discrimination against a person or business in pursuit of these opportunities on the basis of race, color, sex, religion or national origin. For more information on the City’s program click here.

Design / Build Firms Sought

Small Businesses (SBs) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) are being sought to work on nationwide Amtrak projects funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). Amtrak has set an ARRA goal of prime or subcontracting 25 percent of the work with SBs and 10 percent with DBEs.

Projects include construction, renovation, repair and / or upgrade of properties for Amtrak and other railroad owners throughout the US. SBs and DBEs with core competency and relevant design / build experience are invited to apply for prime or subcontractor opportunities by following these directions.

More information on specific project details can be found on Amtrak’s Web site.

The North Carolina Office of Economic Recovery and Investment has undertaken an awareness campaign targeted to HUBs, including minority and small businesses. Through Executive Order 13, “Support for Historically Underutilized Businesses,” Governor Bev Perdue addresses the importance of providing opportunities to small and historically underutilized businesses when awarding state contracts and procuring goods and services in a variety of areas, including transportation and construction.

For more information on the State’s program, click here.

For information on the NC Minority Business Enterprise Center (MBEC) Recovery & Reinvestment Outreach Project,
click here.


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