As more companies are going beyond the regulatory requirements of doing business in a community to understanding that it is good business to engage through providing more local jobs and contracting with small, minority and women owned businesses, they are looking for ways to measure and understand what the impact to their organization and the surrounding communities.

I believe that small, minority and women-owned businesses are the untold american story. Using real-time and historical data, my company works with government and private industry to design, implement and monitor economic and workforce inclusion programs that support the value of investing in local supply chain as a cost-effective approach to promoting economic growth.

Florence Amate, President and CEO, Laisar Management Group.

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