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Washington State Disparity Study

Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 4:47pm

"The State of Washington is conducting a Disparity Study for its utilization of minority-, women- and veteran-owned business enterprises. This research project is designed to ensure that such businesses have equal access to contracting opportunities on State prime contracts and associated subcontracts." 

King County Executive to Support LGBT-owned Small Businesses

Posted: Friday, July 8, 2016 - 3:53pm

"We are once again putting King County at the national forefront of social change and justice. We are stronger when we reduce barriers to opportunity so everyone can fully participate in our economy. By supporting local LGBT entrepreneurs, we are making progress toward a just, equitable society." said Executive Constantine.

Congratulations to General Microsystems Inc., for Winning the 2016 8(a) Graduate Award of the Year!

Posted: Monday, May 16, 2016 - 1:12pm

On May 4th, 2016, MBE General Microsystems honored as top 8(a) Graduate Award of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. 

A Rousingly Successful Supplier Fair

Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 4:37pm

Procurement Services and the Business Diversity Program would like to thank all of you who had the opportunity to attend the 10th Annual Supplier Fair on March 16th. We set an all-time record for attendance at close to 350 UW attendees. Full story...

Congratulations to Zones, Inc., and Dynamic Language!

Posted: Monday, November 16, 2015 - 2:58pm

"MBE Zones, Inc., was named National Class IV Supplier fo the Year at the conference's awards banquet, where MBE Dynamic Language was named Western Region Class III Supplier of the Year." Read more...

Governor Inslee Announces Effort to Boost Business Diversity in State Contracting

Posted: Monday, August 10, 2015 - 2:51pm

On August 4th, 2015, Gov. Inslee convened a new subcabinet focused on increasing business diversity in the state of Washington. Read more...  

Best of Show AGAIN for BrandQuery Plus Four Additional Awards!

Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 3:01pm

Big congrats to BrandQuery for taking home not one, not two, not three or four but FIVE awards from The Event Marketing Awards on May 27th, 2015! Read more...

University of Washington wins 2014 Public Agency of the Year Award

Posted: Monday, March 16, 2015 - 12:05pm

Friday, March 13, 2015, the University of Washington's Business Diversity Program and its partners won the 2014 Public Agency of the Year award from the Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development CouncilThe award recognizes the utilization of Minority Business Enterprises. Full story...

UW Regents name Provost and Executive Vice President Ana Mari Cauce interim president

Posted: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 12:55pm

Congratulations to the Interim President Ana Mari Cauce! Read more... 

Boots to Shoes Fundation

Posted: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 10:07am