Siemens Announces Nine Black-Owned Businesses to Receive Grants to Advance a More Diverse, Equitable and Resilient Supply Chain
- In partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Centers, Siemens is awarding $180,000 in grants to businesses in Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Dallas, Detroit, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, and Sacramento.
February 22, 2022
Siemens today announced the nine Black-owned businesses to receive grants to further advance a more diverse and equitable supply chain. In partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Centers, the winning recipients will each receive a $20,000 grant. The companies will join Siemens’ supplier database, which is comprised of more than 3,700 small and diverse businesses and represents more than a quarter of the company’s entire supplier base.
“We’re proud to continue our investment in the minority business community, which now totals $320,000 in grants provided to 16 small, Black-owned businesses in just the last 2 years,” said Patric Stadtfeld, head of Supply Chain Management for the Americas, Siemens USA. “In order to remain resilient and competitive, we recognize that we must be diverse and reflect the communities where we work and live. This effort is one of many to ensure we’re advancing equity in our supply chain.”
The winning businesses are:
- Georgia Green Energy Services LLC in Atlanta
- Maven Construction in Boston
- E-Fix Housing Solutions in Charlotte
- GCC Enterprises, LLC in Dallas
- Onyx Enterprise, Inc. in Detroit
- Arbor Electrical Service, Inc. in Miami
- Evans Electrical Services, Inc. in New York
- A M Electric, Inc. in Philadelphia
- AHI Construction, Inc. in Sacramento
In January 2022, MBDA Centers in the nine selected cities nominated 37 Black-owned businesses to apply for the Siemens grants. The MBDA Centers selected the nominees based on criteria and specialties that aligned with industry demand, including preventative and predictive maintenance, fire and security, electrical, construction, rail and transport, mobility solutions, and facilities and project management. The Georgia MBDA Business Center at Georgia Tech evaluated and selected the winning recipient in each city.
”Siemens continues to show its commitment to Black-owned businesses through the Siemens Entrepreneurship Grant,” said Donna M. Ennis, C.P.F., director of Diversity Engagement and Program Development at Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute. “The business community recognizes the importance of diversity. Grants and commitments like these not only provide a critical mechanism to enhance their viability through these challenging times, but to grow and thrive.”
Siemens USA is committed to giving businesses owned by minorities, women, the disadvantaged, the disabled, veterans, and other diverse suppliers maximum opportunity to participate in its competitive contracting and procurement processes. Supplier diversity contributes to excellence in the supply chain, leading to growth for Siemens and its suppliers in the marketplace, as well as helping to create social impacts on the changing demographic landscape of the United States. To learn more about Siemens USA’s Supplier Diversity Program, visit here.
Learn more about Siemens USA’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at usa.siemens.com/diversity.
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About Siemens Corp.
Siemens Corporation is a subsidiary of Siemens AG, a technology company focused on industry, infrastructure, transport, and healthcare. From more resource-efficient factories, resilient supply chains, and smarter buildings and grids, to cleaner and more comfortable transportation as well as advanced healthcare, the company creates technology with purpose adding real value for customers. By combining the real and the digital worlds, Siemens empowers its customers to transform their industries and markets, helping them to transform the everyday for billions of people. Siemens also owns a majority stake in the publicly listed company Siemens Healthineers, a globally leading medical technology provider shaping the future of healthcare. In addition, Siemens holds a minority stake in Siemens Energy, a global leader in the transmission and generation of electrical power. Siemens has been supporting the industries and creating the infrastructure forming the backbone of America’s economy for more than 160 years, with 40,000 employees, 17,000 suppliers, and customers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. In fiscal 2020, Siemens Group USA generated revenue of nearly $20 billion.
About the Minority Business Development Agency
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is the only federal program solely dedicated to the growth and global competitiveness of minority business enterprises. MBDA invests in a national network of more than 75 business centers, specialty centers, and grantees. Our programs offer customized business development and industry-focused services to provide greater access to capital, contracts, and markets. With a vision of economic prosperity for all American business enterprises, MBDA programs, services, and initiatives focus on helping MBEs grow today, while preparing them to meet the industry needs of tomorrow. To learn more about the MBDA and its business center network, visit www.mbda.gov.
About the Georgia MBDA Business Center
As part of a national network of 75-plus centers, the Georgia MBDA Center helps minority business enterprises (MBEs) access capital, increase profitability, scale, and grow their businesses. Funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Georgia MBDA Business Center is a program of Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute, the nation’s largest and most comprehensive university-based program of business and industry assistance, technology commercialization, and economic development. To learn more, please visit: georgiambdabusinesscenter.org.