Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome on Monday announced the success of the Baton Rouge Procurement Opportunity Partnership initiative, a public-private partnership intended to aid the growth of local businesses owned by veterans, women and minorities.
The initiative launched on Saturday, May 2 and has since facilitated more than 46 contract awards and purchase orders with small businesses, which is worth more than $5 million, according to spokesman Mark Armstrong.
“We are thrilled at the progress shown by BRPOP over the last year. Even during the coronavirus pandemic, our partners have stepped up to ensure our veteran, women, and minority-owned small businesses have a seat at the table,” Broome said. “This speaks volumes to the resiliency of our procurement partnership. I look forward to continued collaboration as we move into our initiative’s second year.”