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The Procurement Economy

The Nowak Lab is supporting state, local and quasi-governmental entities in analyzing procurement policies, innovative small business capital products, partnerships, and business support services to position procurement and contracting as a process capable of supporting the growth of small and minority-owned businesses and helping close the racial wealth gap. The Lab believes supplier diversity is not only a civil rights issue, but a necessity to facilitate stronger domestic supply chains and economic competition. The Lab has partnered with the Irvine Foundation, the Philadelphia Equity Alliance and the Aspen Institute to support this work.

Nowak Lab Reports

Nowak Lab Projects


On Procurement

On Black-Owned Business and Civic Intermediaries