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L.A. Focus: California Hosts Symposium to Connect Small Businesses with Billions of Dollars in Contracts

Los Angeles, CA (June 11, 2024) - In the fiscal year 2022-2023, over $961 million was awarded to small businesses in California. The participation goal, as mandated by AB 2019, was 25% but the state surpassed that mark by 9.4%.

AB 2019 was authored by Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Irvine). It codifies a 25% small business goal for state procurement and enhances the ability of state agencies to include small and underserved businesses in state contracting.