Multnomah County helps provide training to MWESB businesses through our participation in the Business Diversity Institute’s MED Week training seminars.  

September 28, 2011 The Business Diversity Institute hosted the Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Awards.  The Business Diversity Institute, Inc. (formerly Minority Business Opportunity Committee) is a partnership of private sector, federal, state and local organizations that strives to enhance contracting opportunities for minority-owned and women-owned businesses.  For more information about the training opportunities available through the Business Diversity Institute visit their website.

Multnomah County's Board of Commissioners issued a Proclamation on September 15, 2011 recognizing the seven day observance of MED locally.

Affordable Electric owner Jean Wildy Mallory accepts the 2011 MED Week Construction Contractor of the Year Award
2011 MED Week Lifetime Achievement Award winner Jerry Walker
Andrew Colas and Dave Gunsul (RH/Colas Construction, LLC) presented the 2011 Corporate Diversity Award by BDI Chair Angela Watkins.