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It is crucial that business owners and industry and community partners participate in the study’s process and contribute to the study’s findings.

Public Information Webinar

Colette Holt & Associates presented the public information webinar on March 15, 2023.  The webinar introduced the study team, presented the study elements and methodology, described the study process, and outlined how business owners and industry and community partners can participate.  Click the links below to see the online recording of the presentation or to download the slides in PDF format.

Watch the Presentation Online

View the Presentation Slides

Electronic Survey of Business Owners

We will administer a comprehensive electronic survey to business owners to collect anecdotal information about firms’ experiences with the M/WBEs and in the Puget Sound and overall Washington marketplaces.

Industry and Community Partner / Business Owner Interviews

CHA will conduct small group interviews for business owners and industry and community partners. Business owners and industry and community partners can provide critical insights into doing business with the County and its prime vendors, the effectiveness of its current contracting equity initiatives, and make suggestions for creative approaches to level the public contracting playing field.

Written Submissions

We also welcome written comments to be submitted through the dedicated study email