The city of Charlotte will hold a public hearing for minority- and women-owned business enterprises (M/WBE) and non-M/WBE business owners.

The hearing is part of a city-sponsored disparity study. Officials will solicit input from individuals doing business with or attempting to do business with the city and its contractors/service providers.

Discussion will include, but is not limited to:

  • Whether or not firms face difficulties or barriers when bidding as prime contractors/service providers, subcontractors/sub consultants, or vendors.
  • Whether or not business owners believe they have been treated fairly or unfairly based on their race, ethnicity, or gender
  • Whether or not prime contractors solicit, or fail to solicit, bids or price quotes from M/WBE firms on non-goal projects.
  • Whether or not there is a level playing field for firms in access to capital, bonding, and insurance. Personal testimony will be limited to five minutes.

Date: April 5, 2011
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center (600 East 4th Street, Room 267)

Free parking will be available at the Davidson Street deck adjacent to the Government Center.

If you can’t attend the public hearing, submit a written testimony no later than April 19 to:
Ms. Vernetta Mitchell
MGT of America, Inc.
Fax 850-385-4501
2123 Centre Pointe Blvd.
Tallahassee, Florida, 32308

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