Mayor Broome issues executive order to expand small business participation in City-Parish contracts

BATON ROUGE, La (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome has issued an executive order to expand efforts to increase the enterprise participation of small businesses in City-Parish contracts.

The order ensures that businesses, including those owned by minorities, women and veterans, are afforded fair opportunities and do not face unfair barriers when seeking and performing City-Parish contracts.

“This executive order is much needed in our city and parish,” Broome said. “I have been consistently vocal and demonstrative about the need for equity in all areas of life in our community, and this includes business. Everyone should have equal opportunities to build and grow successful businesses in the place they call home. These businesses add to our economic development, and a diverse array of business owners creates a more welcoming, progressive city for both current and future residents.”
 
The order takes effect immediately and outlines accountability, inclusion and outreach efforts, and policy administration and operation in City-Parish departments.

 


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