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Capital Growth Session II: Best Practices in Securing Government Contracts

January 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm CST

Capital access and growth are long-standing pain points of minority-owned businesses across the nation and in the Greater New Orleans (GNO) region.  Minority-owned businesses, consequentially, have been disproportionately affected during the current economic downturn. As such, Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.) and the Urban League of Louisiana (ULLA) are hosting a series of virtual discussions to dissect opportunities for minority-owned small businesses to increase their ability to access capital and to create viable, sustainable ventures that create generational wealth.

Government contracts can yield long-term, high-dollar opportunities.  Gaining the skills and tools necessary to secure such contracts can be critical to expanding and scaling a business, particularly in the midst of a global pandemic. This discussion will detail opportunities for minority-owned small businesses to bid on available local, state and federal procurement contracts.


Jo Ann Lawrence, Deputy Director, SBA – Louisiana District Office

Paula Roddy, DOTD Program Director, Compliance and Program Section, LADOTD

Christina Dayries, Assistant Deputy Director, Grants and Administration, GOHSEP

Noel Williams, Owner, Legacy Restoration & Referral

Moderator: Jasmine Brown, Public Policy Manager, GNO, Inc.

There is no cost to attend this session, however registration is required.


January 29
10:00 am - 11:30 pm CST
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