To help ensure that local small businesses, including small, minority-owned, women-owned, and Section 3 businesses, are able to take advantage of contracting and hiring opportunities on public projects, Contract Compliance works closely with community partners
to provide business resources and training opportunities, job training, and employment preparedness resources for local small businesses and residents.
Through the Community Technology Empowerment Project (CTEP), HREEO has partnered with the Saint Paul Public Libraries to provide assistance for businesses navigating the City of Saint Paul's Compliance and Procurement systems. Businesses needing technical assistance on city compliance systems can also now visit Saint Paul Libraries for technical support. AmeriCorps CTEP bridges the "digital divide" for immigrants and low-income communities in Saint Paul.