Atlanta City Council President Ceasar C. Mitchell, acting on his commitment to achieving the goals outlined in the Equal Business Opportunity plan for the new Atlanta stadium project, will host an information session from 9:30-11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 29 in the Council Chamber of Atlanta City Hall, 55 Trinity Avenue, S.W.
The EBO plan details policies and procedures for achieving a minimum goal of 31 percent participation by small, minority and women-owned business enterprises in the design and construction of the $1.2 billion new stadium. The plan also contains requirements for reporting and monitoring the existing participation.
Representatives from the Atlanta Falcons and the City of Atlanta’s Office of Contract Compliance will present on the following items:
- Review of the commitment to small business participation
- Progress on meeting participation goals
- Future economic opportunities for the stadium project
“This information session will be an occasion for small and medium sized business owners to learn more about the economic opportunities available from the new Atlanta stadium project, and how it can serve as an economic engine for Atlanta,” said Mitchell. “I commend the Atlanta Falcons for their commitment to minority participation in the stadium project, and I look forward to their continued partnership.”
In addition to this information session, President Mitchell will continue his dedication to small and medium sized business development by hosting his annual Back to Business Conference later this summer, which connects small and medium sized businesses to procurement opportunities within the public and private sectors.
The Atlanta Business League seeks to provide economic empowerment and business development opportunities for minorities throughout the metropolitan Atlanta area and will have representation at the EBO plan update meeting.
“This transparent process for engaging qualified minority and female businesses in the new stadium project is great for our organization. The Atlanta Business League is a strong force for positive growth in Atlanta and ultimately helps ensure that Atlanta is thriving. We are excited about the possibilities of some of our business owners being a part of the design and construction of the new stadium,” said Leona Barr-Davenport, president and CEO of at the Atlanta Business League.”
*Attendees must register for this event at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/atlanta-falcons-equal-business-opportunity-ebo-plan-update-tickets-11456882845?aff=eorg. Spaces are limited.