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Business Diversity & Equity

Business Diversity & Equity

Business Diversity & Equity

BUSINESS DIVERSITY & EQUITY

WHO WE ARE

The Business Diversity & Equity (BD&E) promotes the University’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion by encouraging the UW community to consider small, local and diverse businesses when sourcing and purchasing goods and services.

WHAT WE DO

Working collaboratively with Procurement Services and Capital Planning & Development, BD&E connects buyers with diverse suppliers, and provides guidance and networking opportunities for companies who want to do business with the UW.

“Business diversity is about creating avenues of opportunity for small, local and diverse businesses. It’s about keeping UW dollars within Washington state, to fund job creation and spur the growth of the local economy.”

– Lou Cariello, Vice President of UW Facilities