Economic Empowerment Fair Targeting Small & Minority-Owned Businesses

Representative Brisé is hosting the Fair to familiarize small and minority-owned businesses with the State of Florida’s procurement process

NORTH MIAMI – The Office of Representative Ronald Brisé (District 108) will be hosting its first Economic Empowerment Fair in Miami to address the lack of small and minority-owned businesses doing business with the State of Florida on Wednesday, July 16th, 2008 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus located at 500 N.E. 2nd Avenue
ETCOTA Building #7128 in Miami.

The event, which is open to the public, will allow participants to consult with representatives from approximately 20 state agencies and departments about their departmental purchasing process.

The program includes Chief Financial Office Alex Sink, an avid proponent of economic empowerment for small and minority-owned businesses, as the guest speaker at the event.

Representative Brisé, a business-person himself, strongly believes that such an engagement between state government and the private sector will help to empower a significant portion of small businesses in the community.

In Tallahassee, Rep. Brisé joined other concerned legislators under the leadership of the Black Caucus to express their dissatisfaction in the lack of minority businesses participating in the state’s procurement process. To follow up, Representative Brisé is partnering with state agencies and departments to begin to address such issues on July 16th.

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