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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.

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