Prince George’s County Council member Wala Blegay (District 6) launched laws — Council Invoice-030-2030-County Primarily based Enterprise Utilization — on March 7 designed to extend alternatives for minority companies and nonprofits within the county.
Underneath the measure, licensed county-based small companies can have the suitable of first award for procurements at or below $150,000 until the overall bill exceeds the prevailing market vary.
“Most of the county’s licensed small and minority companies are owned and operated by Prince Georgians,” Blegay mentioned. “I’m dedicated to doing all the pieces inside my purview to make sure they’re supplied with alternatives to develop and thrive within the communities the place they reside.”
The invoice has been referred to the Authorities Operations and Fiscal Coverage Committee for evaluate.