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  • Answering the Call: Implementing the Promise of Equity in Procurement

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    The second City Accelerator cohort on Inclusive Procurement invited ten cities--Boston, Cleveland, El Paso, Houston, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Nashville,…

  • Accelerating Public Engagement: A Roadmap for Local Government

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    When city governments meaningfully engage their residents they not only gain a valuable perspective on the toughest challenges cities…

  • How Five Cities Improved Contracting Opportunities for Businesses Owned by People of Color

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    What these five cities found was that the road to more inclusive contracting is paved with obstacles, some new…

  • Improving Procurement Processes to Promote Economic Equity

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    City leaders are in a unique position to implement innovative practices that can transform their communities and drive better…

  • Cities and Businesses of Color: A Guide to Economic Growth

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    When we launched the City Accelerator in 2015, our goal was to foster partnerships between philanthropy and local government…