BID

Regional Partnerships

In the fall of 2015, USDA-RD Area Director, Joe De Ochoa, received a “why is your area not making very many grants for the elderly and disabled home renovation program?”. Since I was in his office, he looked to me for an answer and suggestion.  I determined the limited “in-house” staff was overextended and outreach [...]

Annual State Bid Fair

In 2012, eight million minority-owned businesses contributed $1.38 trillion in revenue and 7.2 million jobs to the economy! In recent years, minority-owned companies have seen an increase in the last five years, but lag in terms of revenues and sales of non-minority businesses. Of the 26.9 million small-owned businesses in the US, African-Americans own only [...]

Businesses in Development make BIDs at the Texas Fair

Senator Royce West's "Doing Business Texas Style Bid Fair" is the largest premier business expo in the southwest. The Bid Fair links minority owned businesses with corporations, public sector agencies and prime federal suppliers giving them opportunities they may not have otherwise enjoyed without this unique ability to directly connect with this network of prime [...]