Executive Order 13985 – Everything you need to know about an Important but Little-known Federal Directive

Executive Order 13985 was issued on day one of the Biden-Harris administration for the purpose of advancing equity and decreasing barriers to opportunity among racial and ethnic minorities. It has been nearly eight months since its passage, and the order has since laid the foundation for several important economic development initiatives. Despite its importance, it…

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Georgia MBDA Business Center Connects MBEs Regionally with Southeast Connections

When the Georgia Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Centers first launched the Specialty Trades Aiming at the Right Targets (START) to Build program in 2018, their team envisioned a robust, regional program that provided client Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) firms in construction with contracts, connections, and opportunities. In its three years of operation, the program…

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Understanding the Origins of Black History Month

Contributed by Lauren Roberts, Program Specialist The United States has observed the month of February as Black History Month for over 45 years, since its first national celebration in 1976. Yet the historical roots of Black History Month, and the field of black history itself, can be traced even further back in time to the landscape of…

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