Mayor Designates Supplier Diversity and Inclusion Week in Baltimore

Supplier diversity is a key initiative in the state of Maryland

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stephanie rowlings blakeBALTIMORE — Last week, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake designated this week, the week of October 28th through November 1st, as Supplier Diversity and Inclusion Week in Baltimore.

Alongside Horseshoe Baltimore Casino General Manager Chad Barnhill, members of the Mayor’s Coalition on Supplier and Diversity Inclusion, and representatives of this year’s Top 100 MBE®s, the mayor discussed her vision for all businesses to have the opportunity to compete and succeed in Baltimore.

“As we make strides to grow the city by 10,000 families, the growth of small and independent businesses that create jobs and economic opportunity for all is vital,” said Mayor Rawlings-Blake. “I envision Baltimore as an entrepreneurial Mecca–attracting businesses from outside of Baltimore, and focusing on retaining and growing the businesses we already have. Our minority-owned and women-owned business enterprises are essential to accomplishing this goal.”

Read More At the Baltimore Journal