Detroit Evening Report: Detroit hosting certification fair to empower minority and women-owned businesses

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An open for business sign hanging on the door.

The city of Detroit is holding a business certification fair to encourage minority and women-based businesses to join the work being done ahead of the 2024 NFL draft.

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Detroit will host the multi-day event April 25-27, attracting thousands of football fans from across the country.

Residents who attend Wednesday’s workshop can learn about the Detroit’s Business Opportunity Program and guidelines for how to bid for city work.

A flyer promoting the city of Detroit's business certification fair.

The certification fair, hosted by Detroit’s Office of Civil Rights, Inclusion & Opportunity department, takes place Sept. 6 from 3-7 p.m. inside the Northwest Activities Center at 18100 Meyers Rd. in Detroit.

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  • Jerome Vaughn
    Jerome Vaughn is News Director at 101.9 WDET. His interest in news reporting began when he was five years old, after his mom bought him a yellow Panasonic ball and chain radio.