It all started with a group of minority businesses
The Collaborative Community Initiative (CCI) has grown out of the work of The Collaborative, a group of black businesses and allies who advocate to advance public policies that promote economic equity and inclusion in the City of New Orleans.
Some of the policies The Collaborative successfully advocated for include:
Passage of ordinances and a home rule charter amendment that improved DBE participation
Working with the Office of Supplier Diversity to strengthen requirements for DBE compliance
Budget approval and implementation of a City of New Orleans disparity study