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WBP HOLDS FREE WORKSHOP FOR SMALL, WOMEN, MINORITY & SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN BUSINESS OWNERS ON SEPT. 7, 4-6 P.M.

Procurement Director hosts free workshop at Armory Arts Center to share how small businesses can benefit from the 1 percent sales tax increase.

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WPB Has Eclipse Fever Thanks to the Mandel Public Library!

The Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach gave away 5,000 verified solar eclipse glasses this week to our local community.

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WPB TAKING STEPS TO LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD FOR MINORITY & WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES
The city is taking steps to make it easier for minority and women-owned businesses to win city contracts.
(West Palm Beach, FL) – The city is taking steps to make it easier for minority and women-owned businesses to win city contracts.
 
Monday the City Commission voted to create a new Minority Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) Program. The program would give qualified businesses a bidding discount when competing for city contracts.
 
The program is being created in response to a recent study that showed the percentage of minority and women owned businesses hired by the city was lower than the percentage of them in the community.
 
Based on the study, the types of contracts in which disparity was found are construction contracts valued at $500,000 and under, professional services contracts $350,000 and under, and goods and services contracts up to $225,000.
 
The creation of the program requires two votes. The second takes place in January.