CENTRAL VALLEY BUSINESS DIVERSITY PROGRAM
Levering the Valley’s diversity through contracts & jobs for greater economic prosperity.
The Central Valley Business Diversity Program is a core initiative of the FMBCC Foundation. The purpose of the Central Valley Business Diversity Expo is to inspire greater business diversity in Central California. The Expo is an annual supplier diversity trade fair with small business workshops and diverse business matchmaking that has been attended by nearly 400 small businesses, agencies, and corporations.
The only event of its kind in Central California, aimed at increasing multi-ethnic participation from federal, state and local government agencies including the US Small Business Administration, Fresno District Office: CA Department of General Services, Fresno Unified School District, CA High-Speed Rail Authority, City of Fresno, and a number of Fortune 500 companies.
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Registration will open in March
D3: Design. Develop. Deliver.
Focused on construction contractors, this project enrolled 14 diverse suppliers that came to a discovery session to learn what it took to get registered with the State Center Community College District as a vendor as well as meet the decision-makers in the district’s supply chain.
High-Speed Rail Small Business Advocacy
As a community partner and stakeholder in the Central Valley, FMBCC partnered with a High-Speed Rail Authority Small Business Advocate to help bring real procurement opportunities to the diverse businesses surrounding the ongoing construction to support this vital transportation project.