This chart is based on the average state inclusive business policy index. The inclusive business policy index is a composite score from 0 to 4, based on such state policies as affirmative procurement, supplier diversity, M/WBE finance programs, and M/WBE targeted business services. An index of 0 is equivalent to no inclusive business programs; an index of 4 indicates a state with extensive and effective inclusive business programs, with all of the mentioned components and significant actual procurement from M/WBEs.Contact us:
The Inclusive Business InitiativeSM is a project of the Insight Center for Community Economic Development that provides information to states and local governments, as well as diverse small businesses and their advocates, in order to further the inclusive business programs of public agencies. This initiative is a key component of the Insight Center's work to advance strategies that build family and community assets and help overcome the racial wealth gap.