To boost participation of minority- and women-owned businesses in contracting opportunities with local government agencies, both the city of Asheville and Buncombe County provide programs to support those business owners in achieving certification and pursuing contracts.
In the pantheon of city services, it’s easy to overlook the Minority Business Program, a one-person operation that’s part of the Office of Economic Development. Contractor general: For minorityowned firms, Brenda Mills is the go-to gal for access to city-government contracts. Photo By Jonathan Welch Overlooking coordinator Brenda Mills is not an option, however. Full […]