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Economic Development Framework
2020 Mecklenburg County Disparity Study: Mecklenburg County’s Office of Economic Development has engaged Griffin & Strong, P.C (GSPC) to conduct a disparity study on the availability and utilization of minority and women owned businesses enterprises and examine relevant evidence of race – or gender – based discrimination in the Finance/Procurement Division’s contracting.
Introduction and Executive Summary
Mecklenburg County is committed to providing minorities, women, and small businesses equal opportunity to participate in construction and professional services contracts. Through the BDI program, the County works to help minorities, women and small businesses grow and be competitive for governmental purchasing.
Mission: To increase participation of minorities, women, and small businesses in Mecklenburg County business opportunities through outreach, training, and partnerships.
To be eligible to participate in Mecklenburg County's Business Diversity & Inclusion Program, a business must meet certain criteria. These criteria are: