Cleveland: Expanding Self-Help Services for Small Contractors

The city of Cleveland is a finalist for this year’s City Accelerator project, which is focused on helping cities build and grow their network of local businesses and entrepreneurs of color.

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The city of Cleveland is a finalist for this year’s City Accelerator project, which is focused on helping cities build and grow their network of local businesses and entrepreneurs of color. Cities that are chosen for the project will receive valuable support and resources from experts and peers to help them achieve their goals.

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 Cleveland proposing?

The city of Cleveland proposes expanding its self-help initiative in construction to include procurement and sourcing resources. The city plans to develop a pilot Small Contractor Rotation Program to identify and grow subcontracting opportunities. The project would include a new economic disparity study in 2019 and the completion of state certification.

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For a detailed description of the mission and purpose of the City Accelerator’s cohort on Local Businesses and Jobs Growth, 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.