Center for Economic Inclusion wins $5 million grant award to boost Black female, Latina businesses

7 Feb 2022


Reading through a final report on the construction of the Green Line, Tawanna Black was taken aback to learn that rather than boost small vendors led by women and people of color, the massive public works project might have contributed to some light rail contractors shutting their doors. Payments, said the report authors, were delayed longer than they could shoulder as small businesses.

“In the final reports on the Green Line, all of the businesses who had been engaged were not still in business,” said Black on Monday.

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