Pittsburgh: Preparation and Participation for the Win

The city of Pittsburgh is a finalist for this year’s City Accelerator project, which is focused on helping cities promote economic equity.
by The city of Pittsburgh | May 1, 2019 AT 10:00 AM
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The city of Pittsburgh is a finalist for this year's City Accelerator project, which is focused on helping cities promote economic equity.

You can help select this year's City Accelerator participants! Check out the cities' pitches, and then let us know which ones you think should be a part of this important program by giving them a star rating and leaving your comments below!

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What is the city proposing?

Using the City Accelerator process, Pittsburgh would like to focus primarily on implementing two critical pre-bid tools: 1) Vendor Outreach Marketing and 2) Joint Venture, Teaming, and Mentor-Protégé Relationships. Their second goal is to build a library of sub-prime contractor lists of minority-owned businesses that can be readily available as large projects come down the pike, increasing participation from minority businesses.


For a detailed description of the mission and purpose of the City Accelerator’s cohort on promoting economic equity, click here.

Public response is one of several criteria being used by the City Accelerator to select cohort cities. The number of ratings or comments by themselves do not determine final status or selection.


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