minority business http://wvxu.org en Plans to make sure more minorities get Cincinnati contracts http://wvxu.org/post/plans-make-sure-more-minorities-get-cincinnati-contracts <p>UPDATE:</p><p>Mayor John Cranley said this morning he has enough votes on city council to spend $175,000 on a consultant to study the city's minority contracting and set up an Office for Minority Inclusion at City Hall.</p><p>Cincinnati's record for awarding city contracts to African-American and female-owned businesses is not good and has been criticized for years.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:44:14 +0000 Jay Hanselman & Howard Wilkinson 23575 at http://wvxu.org Plans to make sure more minorities get Cincinnati contracts Cincinnati plan to include more minorities in contracts http://wvxu.org/post/cincinnati-plan-include-more-minorities-contracts <p>Cincinnati leaders are pledging to involve more minority contractors in real estate developments that receive some city subsidy. &nbsp;<br /><br />Mayor John Cranley and seven of nine council members are supporting a motion to create a law that would attach an <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wvxu/files/MinorityInclusionMemo.pdf" target="_blank">inclusion memorandum of understanding</a> to such projects.&nbsp; Cranley said it follows examples from the private sector.<br /> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 18:31:42 +0000 Jay Hanselman 23409 at http://wvxu.org Minority Business Accelerator http://wvxu.org/post/minority-business-accelerator <p></p><p>Established in 2003, the <a href="http://www.minoritybusinessaccelerator.com" target="_blank">Minority Business Accelerator </a>(MBA) is the economic development initiative of the <a href="http://www.cincinnatichamber.com" target="_blank">Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber</a>. We talk about the MBA’s mission and accomplishments in helping local minority firms with Crystal German, vice president of the Minority Business Accelerator and Economic Inclusion for the Chamber.</p><p></p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Mark Heyne 16852 at http://wvxu.org Minority Business Accelerator