Hubs foster local economic development opportunities, supporting local employment, skill building, subcontractors, research institutions, and other partnerships toward equitable distribution of work and opportunities.
WHAT IT MEANS IN PRACTICE
Hubs comprehensively support local economies and equitably distribute work in a manner that supports local communities, local and minority-lead research institutions, and local businesses.
Hubs seek academic and research partnerships with local HBCU and other minority serving institutions.
EQUITABLE LOCAL OPPORTUNITIES AND BENEFITS
Hubs not only economically benefit Hub partners, but also local economies and communities in a manner that equitably distributes opportunities and benefits through jobs, training, and other partnerships.
ENHANCED PROTECTION AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT
Outcomes might include advanced labor force protections; small and minority-owned business prioritization; apprenticeship opportunities; research grants and partnerships with minority serving institutions/HBCU’s; community benefit agreements; enhanced supply chain transparency and disclosure, and more.