NASHVILLE, Tenn. (PRWEB) January 12, 2023
The Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County (Metro) encourages local business owners to participate in the 2023 disparity study by completing a brief survey. Results are anonymous and will help determine if there is a significant statistical disparity between the availability of qualified, willing, and able black, brown, and women owned firms and the utilization of such businesses by Metro.
The survey is available online at TinyURL.com/DSS2023. Responses will be accepted through January 27, 2023.
Background: 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 participate in the survey to share their experiences doing business or attempting to do business with Metro.
Griffin & Strong, P.C., a law and public policy consulting firm based in 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 NashvilleStudy@gspclaw.com for any questions.
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.