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Minority, Women and Emerging Small Businesses

PSU strongly supports federal, state, and local efforts to promote economic growth and prosperity. In its efforts to encourage economic growth and development PSU is continuously improving relationships with MWESB vendors and increasing contracting efforts with these firms.  Since the modification of our W-9 in 2009, PSU’s ability to track utilization of MWESB's and identify targeted areas for increased engagement with MWESB vendors has been greatly improved.  The modified form has made it easier for vendors who are certified by the State of Oregon or who are self-reporting to identify as MWESB vendors. Additionally, PSU’s new Diversity Action Plan (DAP) promotes the development of stronger ties with the MWESB community as exemplified by the College of Business Administrations’ award winning Business Outreach Program (BOP). 

Portland State University is committed to utilizing MW/ESB vendors. For a link to State of Oregon MW/ESB certified vendors: http://www4.cbs.state.or.us/ex/dir/omwesb/

For a link to MW/ESB vendors previously utilized by PSU please visit the following web link: http://www.bao.pdx.edu/vendor

For a copy of PSU's Annual MWESB Report for Fiscal Year 2013, go to: http://www.pdx.edu/financial-services/sites/www.pdx.edu.financial-services/files/MWESBAnnualReportFY13.pdf