Looks like the city of Nashville is working to increase its LGBT population after the Mayor recently signed an order to help LGBT-owned businesses.
Nashville Mayor David Briley made an official announcement on Monday that he signed an executive order to help LGBT-owned businesses, WATE reports. The big announcement received praise from officials from the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce and the Good Neighbors Festivals.
The mayor’s office says the order will allow for businesses to self-identify as an LGBT-owned business in registration documents related to procurement. It also has developed a new way to acknowledge LGBT certification that allows the monitoring and tracking of LGBT-owned businesses contracted by Nashville’s government.
The order also serves to provide LGBT-owned businesses with the same programs and services offered to minority, service-disabled and women-owned businesses to ensure they’re familiar with how to contract with the local government and what opportunities are available.