LAUNCHING NEW GOALS
In 2017, we challenged our members to create 300 new contracts for Minority & Women-Owned Enterprises (MWBE) and 300 new contracts for Locally-Owned Small Businesses (LOSB) by the end of the year. We wanted to directly address the low percentage of receipts MWBEs receive in Shelby County and encourage local purchasing.
We currently support this goal with other Chamber initiatives to help MWBEs and LOSBs grow. For the past two years, we have worked to make certification more easily attainable and less costly for businesses who would classify as an MWBE.