The program increases opportunities for minority-, women-, and
veteran-owned or small businesses to obtain contracts and
do business with Hudson County.
– Small business owners are the backbone of Hudson County’s economy, with data from the U.S. Census Bureau indicating that these enterprises employ more than 307,000 people.
To provide small businesses with more opportunities to successfully participate in the County’s procurement processes, the Board of Chosen Freeholders and County Executive Thomas A. DeGise adopted an ordinance establishing a Qualified Minority-, Women-, Veteran-owned Business or Small Business Set-Aside Program, which sets aside 10% of the dollar value of all the County’s goods, services and construction contracts to be utilized for qualified small businesses. The ordinance – the first of its kind for Hudson County and the first of its kind in New Jersey – went into effect on January 1st.
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FedEx Teams with American Express to Drive Consumers to Shop Main Street During Busy Holiday Retail Season
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 27, 2011-FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) is injecting $1 million into the small business economy of the United States with its support of Small Business Saturday 2011. The commitment, announced today, will send tens of thousands of additional consumers into Main Street merchants on November 26, helping to drive holiday sales for local businesses at a time when customer demand remains among their biggest challenges.
As the premier sponsor in the , FedEx will give away for free 30,000 Shop-SmallSM American Express gift cards, each worth $25, to consumers through a Facebook promotion leading up to Small Business Saturday on November 26. Ten thousand additional cards will be distributed directly to FedEx customers. The contribution means more money in the cash registers of locally-owned independent businesses. Continue reading FedEx Pumps $1M into Small Business Economy in Support of Second Annual Small Business SaturdaySM
Small businesses are considered the backbone of the American economy and with national Leaders saying the economic revival begins with small firms, a well-executed business strategy has never been more important, says Richard B. Sanford, an entrepreneur and business coach who has launched 11 successful smaller companies himself. Continue reading Business Views:As Nation’s Economic Recovery Hinges on Small Business, Expert Says Success Comes “By Design”
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