Metro Hosts Public Hearings to Discuss 2023 Disparity Study

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Local businesses, community invited to attend

The Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County (Metro) will hold two public meetings – one virtual and one in person – to discuss the 2023 disparity study. The schedule is as follows:

  • In-Person – Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM CT at the North Police Precinct Community Room, William D. Bodenhamer Building, 2231 26th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208.
  • Virtual - Thursday, January 19, 2023, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CT via Zoom. REGISTER HERE.

Both events are free and open to the public. Advance registration is required for the January 19th virtual meeting.

Metro commissions a disparity study every five years to evaluate whether a delta exists between the market availability of black, brown, and women-owned businesses and their utilization on Metro contracts. A disparity study is a key legal requirement to any race and gender-conscious programing, including Metro’s Equal Business Opportunity (EBO) program.

Community engagement is critical to the accuracy of disparity study findings and subsequent policy recommendations. Local businesses and community members are encouraged to attend public meetings to share their experiences doing business or attempting to do business with Metro.

Griffin & Strong, PC, a law and public policy consulting firm out of Atlanta, is conducting the 2023 disparity study on behalf of Metro. The firm is a nationally recognized leader in disparity study research analysis. They were selected by Metro through a competitive procurement process.

Please contact if you have questions about the public hearings or need special accommodations. Be advised that all comments received regarding the study are public record and may be utilized for the study.


Griffin & Strong, P.C. is a law and public policy consulting firm based in Atlanta, GA. Since 1992, the firm has represented individual clients, small businesses, corporations, and government entities in public policy consulting, legislation, contract compliance, supplier diversity consulting, and disparity research.

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Trinity Williams
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