Business owners are invited to provide comments about their experiences doing business or attempting to do business with Orange County, the City of Orlando, Orange County Public Schools and the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority during a public hearing on April 8.
The hearing has been scheduled to help assess, quantify and evaluate the prevalence, magnitude and extent of marketplace discrimination, if any, against minority, women and disadvantaged business enterprises (M/W/DBE).
The hearing will be held at the National Entrepreneur Center, which is located inside the Fashion Square Mall at 3201 East Colonial Drive Suite A-20, from 6:30-8 p.m.
Participation from the business community is critical to address potential modifications to the Agencies’ current M/W/DBE, local developing businesses (LBD) and airport concessions disadvantaged business enterprise (ACDBE) programs. The disparity study will examine the procurement of construction, services and products and the subcontracting participation of prime contractors/service providers who do business with the Agencies and in the private sector.