Drexel's Procurement Department supports minority-owned and women-owned businesses through supplier diversity programs, diversity vendor fairs, and a partnership with Minority Business Enterprise Center. University Procurement and the Office of Equality and Diversity host a Diversity Vendor Fair each year. Faculty and staff are invited, together with purchasing staff from “PACC” (Philadelphia Area Collegiate Consortium, a local purchasing cooperative), Keating Construction, Minority Business Enterprise Center of PA, and Turner Construction. Through these fairs, Drexel attendees cam meet the Diversity Preferred Vendors, giving these vendors opportunities to grow their business with new potential customers.
To support development and expansion of local businesses, University Procurement also offers a local vendor fair, to highlight the services of vendors from Drexel’s own community.