Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Hearing Held On Minority and Women-Owned Business

A House Select Committee on Minority, Women, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Inclusion held its fourth public hearing on Monday. The committee, chaired by State Representative Jake Wheatley heard from State Department of General Services Secretary James Creedon and Rodney Akers, the deputy general counsel of the Governor's Office of General Counsel. Wheatley said much of what he heard through the first four hearings echoed each other. He said many of the women and minority-owned businesses need more access to capital and more of an opportunity to grow. Wheatley said the committee will hold at least one more public hearing before it works on its report and recommendations. Wheatley said next in line is the private business community.

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