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It is crucial that business owners participate in the study’s process and contribute to the study’s findings.

Public Information Webinars

These events will introduce the community to the Disparity Study elements and answer questions pertaining to the study.

Electronic Survey of Business Owners

We will administer a comprehensive electronic survey to collect anecdotal information. The survey will elicit firms’ experiences with the City of Seattle and in the overall Seattle marketplace.

Business Owner Interviews

CHA will conduct small group interviews for business owners. Business owners can provide critical insights into doing business with the City and its prime vendors, the effectiveness of its current contracting and equity initiatives, and make suggestions for creative approaches to level the public contracting playing field.

Written Submissions

We also welcome written comments to be submitted through the dedicated study email