City schedules virtual sessions with Gainesville neighbors and business owners about upcoming disparity study


The City of Gainesville Office of Equity and Inclusion invites members of the business community to two virtual informational meetings via Zoom to learn more about its upcoming disparity study.

The study is designed to identify disparities in the utilization of minority- and women-owned businesses (MBEs and WBEs) in city procurement. It also will assess whether MBEs and WBEs have the maximum opportunity to compete for, and participate in, the city’s procurement of prime contracts and subcontracts.

The city has secured Griffin & Strong, P.C. to administer the study and interview local business owners about their experiences doing business or attempting to do business with the city and within the Gainesville marketplace. Registration for the meetings is free and recommended but not required to participate.

For additional information, email Griffin & Strong at Please note all comments may be recorded and potentially used in the study.