platform of proactive inclusion of businesses from all across the spectrum, and we cannot allow that momentum to slip as we move into a major wave of transportation projects funded by TIA. The city of Atlanta has been a trailblazer in this area for more than 30 years, as Maynard Jackson set the standard for minority business inclusion in the construction of Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Airport and other municipal projects. Our mayors and elected officials have a prime opportunity to honor Mayor Jackson’s legacy by insuring minority small business has a seat at the table. We encourage all small business owners to contact their representatives and voice their concerns about small business and minority participation in this monumental transportation initiative.

We wholeheartedly endorse TIA as a much-needed step that will be good for Georgia. Let’s also make sure that it offers opportunities for all Georgians.

Stacey Key is president and CEO of GMSDC.


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