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By Stacy M. Brown
NNPA Senior Correspondent 

SBA, Black Chambers Back President Biden's Push for Federal Contracting with Minority Businesses


February 17, 2022

Ben Chavis, NNPA Bibi Hidalgo, U.S. SBA and Ron Busy, U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. gather to discuss a plan forward for Black Businesses

When President Joe Biden directed federal agencies to increase contracting spending with small, disadvantaged businesses by 50 percent over the next five years, Bibi Hidalgo, the associate administrator of Small Business Administration's Office of Government Contracting and Business Development, pledged that her office would take steps to ensure that agencies make the President's contracting goals a reality.

In an interview with National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) President & CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., Hidalgo noted that current pending legislation would immediately es...

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