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Serving in the Missouri General Assembly since 2007
Legislative Column for the Week of Feb 16, 2015

Encouraging Minority and Women Owned Business Developers

For the last several years, I’ve been a staunch advocate of businesses owned and operated by women and minorities (M/WBE). In 2013, I was proud to secure funding for a disparity study regarding the awarding of state contracts, which hadn’t been done since the early 1990s. I’ve also supported legislation that seeks to give M/WBE businesses more opportunities to secure lucrative projects, which allows them to employ local residents and empowers minorities and women to become leading employers in our state.

Next month, the Missouri Housing and Development Commission, in partnership with my office, is hosting a developer introduction workshop designed for individuals or organizations that have an interest and the capacity to become M/WBE developers. The class will guide participants on how to become an M/WBE and what that entails. The Missouri Housing Development Commission has a long history of providing exceptional workshops for the public. I strongly encourage those who are interested to attend. However, space is limited, so RSVP as soon as possible.



Senator Curls' Biography
Senator Shalonn "Kiki" Curls, a Democrat, represents part of Jackson County (District 9) in the Missouri Senate. She won a special election to the Missouri Senate in February 2011, and won re-election to the Senate in 2012 after having serving in the Missouri House since 2007. <<more

Capitol Office:
201 W. Capitol Ave.
Room 434
Jefferson City, MO 65101
(573) 751-3158

District Office:
4609 Paseo Blvd.
Suite 102
Kansas City, MO 64110
(816) 923-6000

Affordable Care Act
The federal Affordable Care Act, also known as the ACA, puts you in charge of your health care. Under this law, passed in 2010, you have the stability and flexibility you need to make informed choices about your health. <<more


M/WBE Developer Introduction Workshop

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