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It is crucial that business owners, industry organizations and community groups participate in the study’s process and contribute to the study’s findings.

Public Information Meeting

Public participation is an important element of the disparity study. We hosted a public information meeting on June 8, 2018 to introduce the study process. See below for a copy of the presentation from the meeting.

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Business Owner Interviews

CHA will conduct group interviews for business owners.

Business owners can provide critical insight into doing business with the City of South Bend and its prime vendors, give feedback on its current contracting policies and procedures, and make suggestions for creative approaches to level the public contracting playing field.