LT. GOVERNOR BROWN TO PARTICIPATE IN RIBBON-CUTTING TO KICK OFF GREATER WASHINGTON HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BUSINESS EXPO
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LT. GOVERNOR BROWN TO PARTICIPATE IN RIBBON-CUTTING TO KICK
OFF GREATER WASHINGTON HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 1, 2013) – TOMORROW, Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown will give remarks and participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to kick off the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s 4th Annual Business Expo. Over 2000 attendees and 120 exhibitors are expected to participate in the Expo, which highlights local Hispanic businesses and helps them build connections with government agencies, corporations, non-profits, small businesses, and leaders in the local Hispanic community.
As the point person for the O’Malley-Brown Administration’s economic development portfolio, Lt. Governor Brown has led efforts to connect Maryland’s minority and women-owned businesses with greater procurement opportunities. Through innovative initiatives like Maryland’s MBE University program, the Lt. Governor has traveled across the state to provide Maryland’s minority and women-owned businesses with vital information and resources. Maryland has an aggressive and progressive MBE Program. In 2012, the State met and exceeded its contracting goals for statewide minority and women-owned business for the first time. Procurement awards to Hispanic-owned businesses in Maryland have gone up by 120 percent since 2007. In addition, Maryland is one of a few states with an MBE law in statute and remains the only state in the nation to collect uniform reporting data including actual payments to MBEs.
WHAT: Lt. Governor Brown to Participate In Ribbon-Cutting to Kick Off Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce Business Expo
WHERE: Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place, N.W.
WHEN: TOMORROW, Tuesday, April 2, 2013