Minority Business Consortium

MBC, the answer for bringing diversity to contracting opportunities with
49ers Levis’ Stadium

The Silicon Valley Minority Business Consortium (MBC) said today that it has partnered with the San Francisco 49ers to expand involvement of Bay Area Small Business Enterprises (SBEs) at Levi’s® Stadium and to assist in the further development of community outreach programs in the Santa Clara Valley.

“We are pleased to add MBC – with its deep-rooted personal relationships within the local cultural, business, political, and civil rights communities – to our stadium operations team,” said Jim Mercurio, vice president of stadium operations for Levi’s® Stadium.  “The 49ers have a long history of inclusiveness and diversity and our partnership with MBC will help continue that legacy.”

MBC said it would refine and expand an outreach plan that reaches into the richly diverse business and cultural communities of Silicon Valley and the Bay Area.   “The San Francisco 49ers have a great legacy of community partnership and inclusion, “ said Walter Wilson of MBC.  “We see our job as helping to develop specific tactics to leverage economic opportunities being created by the new Levi’s® Stadium.”

MBC Associated-Organization Statements of Support:
AndréChapman, Co-Chair of the Black Leadership Kitchen Cabinet
“The San Francisco 49ers have always been a leader in diversity and community engagement, and this partnership with the Minority Business Consortium further expands their economic commitment and dedication to supporting the diverse business communities within Silicon Valley.”

Nancy Avila, President of the Silicon Valley Vietnamese-American Chamber of Commerce  “This partnership between the 49ers and the Silicon Valley Minority Business Consortium represents a great opportunity to expand opportunities for local small businesses at Levi’s® Stadium. We are pleased to see this partnership form and look forward to working with the Minority Business Consortium.”

Richard Konda, Executive Director of the Asian Law Alliance
“This partnership with the Minority Business Consortium and the San Francisco 49ers is a great one and has the very real potential to increase the economies of the diverse communities of Silicon Valley. We believe the 49ers are proactive in seeking out the businesses of our wonderfully diverse communities here in Silicon Valley.”

Dennis King, Executive Director of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Silicon Valley
“We appreciate the efforts of the MBC to pursue performance contracts on behalf of small businesses.”


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