What is Diversity?
Diversity is a system of beliefs and behaviors that recognizes and respects the presence of all diverse groups in an organization or society, acknowledges and values their socio-cultural differences, and encourages and enables their continued contribution within an inclusive cultural context which empowers all within the organization or society.
(C. Rosado, What Makes a School Multicultural?, accessed December 2010.)
The California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce (CalAsian Chamber) believes a critical pathway to sustainable growth and economic prosperity for the minority business community is through inclusive business assistance strategies that embed Minority Business Enterprises in domestic and global supply chains.
With hundreds of billions of dollars in contract procurement opportunity within the public and private sector in California, combined with increasing regulatory and consumer pressure for higher levels of supplier diversity to meet growing demand, CAPCC is uniquely positioned to aid the growth of MBE’s by systematically increasing access and lowering barriers to supply chain opportunities within government agencies and medium to large corporations.
The California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce (CAPCC) operates federal and state small business technical assistance programs. These centers provide direct business consultations and technical assistance in the areas of access to capital, access to government contracts, and access to market and global supply chains for minority and disadvantaged businesses.
The Sacramento MBDA Business Center is funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce to help minority-owned enterprises access markets and financial opportunities.
As part of the Northern California Small Business Development Center (SBDC) program, San Joaquin SBDC focuses on advising small business clients located in the San Joaquin SBDC network coverage area.
The Small Business Transportation Resource Center Southwest Region is funded under the U.S. Department of Transportation providing small and disadvantaged businesses technical assistance. This center services businesses in Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada.
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