Her vision includes consistent inclusion of people of color and women on Home Forward projects in both direct contracts and on the sub-tier level. She wants to ensure that Home Forward residents have access to meaningful employment and workforce opportunities.
It is very hard breaking into the (hair) industry, being a Black owned business," said Nora Johnson, an owner of Sisters Beauty Supply, downtown. "They (Koreans) own it because they have the money. It takes a lot of money and a customer base to keep it going.
Minority-owned firms, women-owned firms, emerging small businesses. Everyone has equal access, equal opportunity to compete for work and opportunities in the district
The City has worked to restructure how it does procurement for projects to help MWESBs become more competitive
Watkins works to build small businesses in the metro region through education, mentoring, and training
Local and state governments annually spend over $1 trillion dollars on goods and services; Multnomah County spends $300-400 million dollars annually.
1. Families and individuals who qualify for the wheelchair priority can apply at any time, even when waitlists are closed.
2. Households that have a member who has been diagnosed with a terminal illness with a life expectancy of 12 months or less
On Saturday, July 21 at 9 a.m. EST (and 9 a.m. CST), One Solution (Radio One, TV One, Interactive One) will air a Wells Fargo sponsored hour-long roundtable discussion titled "Aspirations: Helping You Empower Your Financial Future", featuring acclaimed financial experts Michelle Singletary (author, TV personality and Washington Post columnist), Gail Perry Mason (financial coach and author), and Michelle Thornhill, Senior Vice President and African American segment manager and Jeff Cosby, Senior Vice President and Wells Fargo Advisor.