The City of Memphis and Griffin & Strong, P.C. invite local business owners to our virtual public hearings for the 2023 Disparity Study

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City of Memphis Business Owners are invited to attend virtual public 2023 Disparity Study hearing

As a part of ongoing efforts to ensure equity and access, the City of Memphis has engaged Griffin & Strong, P.C. (“GSPC”) to conduct a Disparity Study to determine whether there is a significant, statistical disparity between the availability of qualified, willing and able minority and women owned firms and the utilization of such businesses by the City. The Disparity Study will gather information necessary to determine whether all qualified firms have the maximum practicable opportunity to compete for and participate in the City’s procurement of prime contracts and associated subcontracts and, if indicated by the evidence, will support the use of strategies to ensure such opportunities.

In the interest of preserving public health amidst COVID-19 concerns, Griffin & Strong, P.C., a law and public policy consulting firm, will conduct (2) two virtual public hearings on the City’s behalf. Community members are invited to share their experiences, both positive and negative, doing business with, or pursuing business with the City of Memphis.

We encourage your participation and look forward to your feedback on how the City can improve diverse representation in public contracting. As a part of the public record, all comments will be recorded and may be used as anecdotal evidence for the Disparity Study.
Virtual Public Hearing Date(s) and Time(s):

  • Public Hearing: Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM CST
  • Public Hearing: Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST

Tuesday – March 14th, 2023 at 5:30pm CST

Wednesday – March 15th, 2023 at 12pm CST
Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the hearing.

For questions or concerns, please visit our website at

About Griffin & Strong, P.C.
Griffin & Strong, P.C. is a law and public policy consulting firm based in Atlanta, Georgia. 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 studies.

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