Valuing Inclusion to Accelerate & Lift (VITAL)
Championing Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin’s challenge within the corporate community, the Birmingham Business Alliance is working with the City of Birmingham on an initiative to report spending with diverse companies at some of Birmingham’s largest companies. Known as VITAL, Valuing Inclusion to Accelerate and Lift, it is an important first step for economic growth and a unified process of reporting spending with minority-, women-owned and disadvantaged business enterprises (MWDBEs).
In Birmingham, there is a strong commitment to break down barriers that have left underrepresented businesses out of the competition for lucrative contracts with companies. VITAL is a clarion call to increase procurement of products and services from MWDBEs to bridge the gap between larger corporations in our region and the small businesses that want and need to do business with them.
If your company is interested in the VITAL program, please contact Victor Brown with the Birmingham Business Alliance at (205) 241-8109.
Stay tuned for more details about an Inclusive Procurement Summit hosted by the Birmingham Business Alliance in August 2021. Click here to sign up for our newsletter.