Somerville Creating a Business Diversity Catalog


To better support Somerville’s diverse business community, the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development is seeking businesses interested in participating in the City’s first Diversity Catalog. The Diversity Catalog will highlight businesses owned by underrepresented communities and serve as a marketing tool for Somerville businesses that want to offer their products and services to customers throughout the region. Information collected for the catalog will also help Economic Development staff design business support programs that meet the needs of local businesses.

To participate in the Diversity Catalog, businesses must be at least 51% of one or more of the following :
Immigrant-owned
Women-owned
Service-disabled veteran-owned
Veteran-owned
Lesbian-, gay-, bisexual-, transgender-, queer-, intersesex-, and/or asexual-owned
Disability-owned business enterprise

If you are interested in having your business included in the Diversity Catalog, please fill out a short survey at http://www.somervillema.gov/diversitycatalog by Friday, September 13. If you have any questions, please contact Economic Development Assistant Daniela Carrillo at dcarrillo@somervillema.gov or (617) 625-6600 ext. 2446.

Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City of Somerville or to attend meetings, should contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, Nency Salamoun, at 617-625-6600 x2323 or NSalamoun@somervillema.gov.

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