Maintaining a diverse workforce as DMC evolves

Rochester is growing – and that means there’s no shortage of work to go around.

DMC, the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce, Mayo Clinic, the Diversity Council, the City of SupplierDiversity_markRochester, and others want to make sure businesses owned by minorities, women, and veterans have access to that work.

That’s why the Chamber will be hosting a Supplier Diversity Summit & Business Expo on August 3rd at the Mayo Civic Center to connect small and diverse firms with companies and organizations with contract opportunities.

“Our event will give diverse businesses the opportunity to connect with each other and with area groups looking for help on their next project,” said Paul Richardson, development director of the Chamber of Commerce. “Maintaining a diverse workforce in Rochester is as important for the community as it is for business.”

The Summit builds on an effort already in place at Mayo Clinic to hire more suppliers owned by minorities.

“Maintaining a diverse workforce as Rochester transforms is good for community, and it boosts job growth,” said DMC executive director Lisa Clarke. “We want to make sure all businesses have the chance to contribute to Rochester’s expansion.”

Click here to find out more about the summit.