The Inclusive Business Initiative has released its March-April 2010 E-newsletter. It was sent to over 1,400 subscribers earlier this week. Some of the highlights from the newsletter include:
- Webinar: Best Practices in County Supplier Diversity Programs, 11 AM - 12:20 PM Pacific, May 6. This webinar will discuss practices and innovations among counties across the US in relation to supplier diversity, procurement with local small businesses, and minority and women business procurement programs. Register from this link.
- Report on County-based Local Small Business Programs and Supplier Diversity. The Insight Center, in partnership with the DelACCESS Consortium, released a new report (PDF) on best practices in strategic sourcing and supplier diversity among 11 U.S. counties. The research was conducted by the Insight Center's Inclusive Business Initiative, along with DelACCESS Consortium, which is based in Newark, Delaware.
- State-by-state Data on Black Farmers and Historic Settlement by USDA with Black Farmers. The Obama administration announced a $1.25 billion settlement February 18 with thousands of black farmers who had claimed that they had been discriminated against by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) in its loan programs for decades.
- Anti-Affirmative Action Measure is Again Knocked Off the Missouri Ballot. The measure was withdrawn after the ACLU challenged the measure's language.