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​County Invites Local Business Community to 2019 Disparity Study Launch

10/18/2019

business leadersIn an effort to aid local commerce and to promote economic development and job creation, Mecklenburg County has commissioned a disparity study to evaluate equal opportunity and fairness in its procurement and contracting process.

The County has partnered with Griffin & Strong, P.C. (GSPC), a law and public policy consulting firm, to complete this study. The study will gather information necessary to determine whether all qualified businesses have the maximum practicable opportunity to compete for and participate in Mecklenburg County’s procurement of prime contracts and associated subcontracts. If indicated by the evidence, the study will support the implementation of strategies to ensure such opportunity.

Griffin & Strong, P.C. will kick off the study with two public information sessions on Nov. 12 and 13, 2019. These meetings will provide the community the opportunity to ask questions, learn about the study process, and discuss how they can participate. The meeting details are as follows:

The meeting details are: 

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, from 1 – 3 p.m.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center (600 East 4th St., Charlotte), Suite 226

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, from 5 – 7 p.m.
Valerie C. Woodard Conference Center (3205 Freedom Dr., Charlotte), Room 4014/4015

Griffin & Strong will facilitate and provide information about the study process. Participants can register for either session at Eventbrite. Light refreshments will be served.

Please note that all comments during the meeting may be recorded and potentially used in the study.