This Diversity Directory is both an online and printable directory and a marketing tool for businesses that would like to offer their services or products to other businesses and institutions within the North Shore region. It will additionally help private businesses and municipalities identify diverse businesses so they can pro-actively increase equity in their procurement opportunities.
To participate in the directory, a business must meet both of the following criteria:
(1) Be located within the North Shore Region which include the following communities: : Amesbury, Beverly, Boxford, Danvers, Essex, Georgetown, Gloucester, Groveland, Hamilton, Ipswich, Lynn, Lynnfield, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Marblehead, Middleton, Nahant, Newbury, Newburyport, Peabody, Revere, Rockport, Rowley, Salem, Salisbury, Saugus, Swampscott, Topsfield, Wenham, West Newbury, Winthrop
(2) Have at least 51% of the ownership team in at least one of the following categories: Immigrant, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender persons/people (LGBTQIA), Black/African American, Hispanic or Latino (Central/South American or Caribbean), American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, person/people with a (dis)ability, Service-Disabled Veteran, Veteran, and/or Woman/Women.
Businesses who believe they qualify and would like to be considered for this Diversity Directory must submit a completed registration form.