Addressing critical issues facing our communities.
Supplier Diversity Program
A strategic goal for BECMA in 2018 is to compel state agencies to adopt policies that promote growth and economic prosperity in communities of color. One such way is equitably awarding state contracts to Black and Hispanic businesses.
Creating good, permanent jobs
There is no doubt that the Commonwealth is experiencing an economic boom. It is imperative that people of color be given the opportunity to participate in this prosperity. One way to ensure those who have lived and built up their communities can stay there is to provide jobs that pay well, provide benefits, and won't fade away at the close of a season.
To our members
It is important to us that our members remain as informed as possible on our activities and the thoughts of our board members. We invite all members to visit our blog page for updates and ides from around the organization.
To the world
In order to be effective, we must remain engaged. Check out different articles we've found interesting, as well as our editorial responses and opinion pieces to different media outlets.
BECMA is working to ensure that all businesses, corporations, and organizations remain as vibrant as possible with the inclusion of diverse staff, contractors, developers, and influencers. Consider sponsoring our work so we can help your business or organization remain competitive.
Providing resources that grow knowledge and business
Achieving Equity in Boston Contracts
On May 2, 2019, we were invited to share testimony at a Boston City Council hearing on ensuring businesses of color receive an equitable share of the city’s contracting opportunities. Recent figures showed minority-owned businesses received only 0.55% of city contracts in 2018.
Studies and Reports
Our work is informed by the numerous studies and reports on the issue of inequality in Boston. From the Color of Wealth in Boston report by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, to the Boston’s Booming…But for Whom? study by the Boston Foundation, we learn more about where we are successful and where we have more work to do.