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BRG and LINXS Institute partner to Grow Contractors for the LAX Automated People

The LINXS Institute’s Small Business Academy was created by Prime contractors, Flour, Flat Iron, Dragados and Balfour Beatty to assist certified firms in helping increase the number of contract-ready contractors working on the $3Billion Automated People Mover project at LAX. Through this program, BRG will help improve the readiness of certified contractors to grow and sustain themselves during the project.

BRG receives Best in Class Mentor Award from San Diego Gas and Electric

BRG’s training and support services program was recognized as the Mentor of Year for SDG&E suppliers. For the past five (5) years, BRG has supported diverse suppliers at San Diego Gas and Electric to expand their operating capacity and improve their financial capabilities. BRG is pleased to be recognized for this work and to continue to expand its work with diverse corporate suppliers across California.

Alliance for Vendor Development

BRG leads a broad coalition of corporate, business and community leaders committed to the strategic development and expansion of local firms to service as vendors in supply chain. Small and diverse suppliers are critical to the success of local economies. When local business thrives, local communities thrive. Join the Alliance for Vendor Development and help our communities prosper.

BRG Partners with Merriwether & Williams

BRG partners with Merriwether & Williams to provide financing and build financial capacity of diverse contractors seeking to do business with City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles World Airport, Port of Los Angeles doing seeking. Through the Contractors Bonding and Development Program, BRG supports the city of LA’s commitment to deliver capital access and specialized assistance services for contractors seeking to expand vendor relationships with the city and its affiliated municipal agencies.


We Salute the Good Work of LA’s Black Women Business Leaders

2017 has been a year of loss for some of our most treasured and long-serving African American female leaders in the economic development sector. We applaud their good work and call on all to follow their lead in making a difference in our small business communities:

  • Marva Smith Battle-Bey
    – Founder & President, Vermont Slauson Economic Development
  • Dorothy Randle
    – Business Advocate & Executive Director, CD9 Business Resource Center
  • Pat Means
    – Founder & President, Turning Point Communications & Turning Point Magazine
  • Sadie Judge Kimbrew
    – Founder & President, Carson Black Chamber of Commerce

Ladies, your work broadened the landscape of opportunities, strengthened our community and changed the lives of many you touched. Congratulations on lives well lived.