MWBEMinority and Women-owned Business Enterprise
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One of its efforts is the creation of the Corporate and Public Entity Partnering Program (CPEPP), which serves to assist corporate counsel in identifying qualified MWBE law firms for outside legal work.
Johnson & Johnson increased spending with Minority and Women Owned Businesses Enterprises (MWBE) by $77 million, to a record $430 million in 2000 demonstrating its ongoing commitment to creating a diverse supplier and customer base.
Kennedy then noted Skanska USA's newly formed Women's Network and its Building Blocks program in construction management that has graduated 350 companies and just added a "Subcontractor Spotlight" to bring small MWBE contractors to the decision makers.
“Beyond financial support, NAMWOLF contributors raise consciousness about the unique perspectives and talents that MWBE law firms can offer to America's largest corporations and government entities,” explains NAMWOLF Senior Director of Advocacy & Development, Yolanda Coly.
In addition, each operating company of Johnson&Johnson appoints a liaison to go into the local community and identify MWBE suppliers to serve the local company's needs.
"The construction of Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, our largest East Coast convention hotel, scheduled to open this year, has resulted in several million dollars of MWBE contracts.
"The conversation that will take place at the conference is vitally important for setting the new procurement agenda for MWBEs in New York City," said Cheryl McKissack, WBC's president, and president of McKissack & McKissack, one of the top 25 largest MWBE firms in the City.
In 1994, that translated to close to $100 million that was paid to Minority and Women Business Enterprises (MWBEs) by Houston - about 17% of the $603 million in city contracts.