Shreveport’s Fair Share program helps businesses bid and obtain city contracts

The program helps businesses bid and obtain city contracts.
The program helps businesses bid and obtain city contracts.(KSLA)
Updated: Feb. 11, 2021 at 10:18 PM CST
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - The Fair Share program has served Shreveport for more than 20 years. This year, 31% of all city contracts were given to Fair Share businesses.

Fair Share’s goal is to help a diverse group of business owners.

“My thing is just fairness,” Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins says. “Women owned businesses, veteran owned businesses and minority owned businesses deserve a shot, to work for the city.”

Director Leon Wheeler has led the program for years and looks to help small businesses get contracts.

“If a large business gets a contract, 25% of that contract goes to Fair Share company,” Wheeler says.

The program also encourages people to start businesses and hire locally.

On February 18, Fair Share is hosting a virtual town hall meeting via zoom. Speakers will discuss banking, bid, bonding, taxes and more.

To learn more about the Fair Share program or the town hall, please click here.

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