Governor restarts advisory business council
01/28/2014 2:50 PM
01/28/2014 2:51 PM
Gov. Pat McCrory met for the first time Tuesday with his Advisory Council on Small and Historically Underutilized Businesses.
The council was established under Executive Order No. 24, which McCrory signed in September, and is comprised of 13 members who represent a small business or a business owned by women, minorities or a person with disabilities.
“Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and deserve the same access to opportunities for growth that other companies have,” McCrory said in a press release.
The council’s responsibilities include identifying barriers to state contract and procurement opportunities for small and historically underutilized businesses, identifying opportunities for these businesses to work with cabinet agencies, and monitoring the certification and registration of such businesses.
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