Government Contracts for Eligible Hispanic Business Owners
14 Mar, 2012
In a far-reaching and hostile economy, Hispanic business owners can investigate their eligibility for government assistance funds.
The Hispanic population in the United States has grown near-exponentially in the past few decades; such a rise of population is, of course, indicative of found success in our melting-pot country. In an attempt to encourage small businesses to flourish, the government provides incentives to Hispanic business owners – both to assist them with start-up and to help them to flourish.
Government agencies promote the awarding of black and Hispanic business owners with contracts, especially in cities that are suffering from a high level of poverty. The Minority Business Relations program is one that has been instituted to award contracts to local contractor companies that are run by minority and Hispanic business owners, promoting the growth of such businesses and the overall cohesiveness of the area’s social network. Minority-run businesses, like all businesses in a given jurisdiction, must apply and qualify prior to bidding on contracts, and the bidding process is meant to run smoothly and consistently. While programs like Minority Business Relations do not require institutions to aware Hispanic businesses with contracts, they encourage a comprehensive bidding process and often offer slight advantages to those who settle on using minority-run businesses in their contract selection.
Institutions like Tampa General Hospital have been following the Minority Business Relations program guidelines; a vast majority of its professional services and construction contracts have been given to female and Hispanic business owners in the area.