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It is crucial that business owners, industry organizations and community groups participate in the study’s process and contribute to the study’s findings.

Public Meetings

CHA will conduct public study kick off meetings around the State to educate the community regarding the study process, methodology, and opportunities for engagement; and to present the final study report.

Stakeholder Groups Interviews

CHA will conduct group interviews of stakeholders, such as minority and women business groups, trade organizations, chambers of commerce, community groups and other interested organizations. These important sessions will provide an opportunity to relate your members’ experiences doing business with the State of Washington and its prime vendors. Your insight and experiences will help to identify potential improvements, increase collaboration and promote economic growth for all elements of our community.

Business Owner Interviews

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