The Black Business Association (BBA) the oldest active ethnic business organization in the state of California, announced an opportunity for minority business owners to connect by hosting a workshop, “Optimizing The Transportation Sector: Infrastructure and Electrification” to help facilitate awareness and education of key drivers, initiatives, and opportunities within the transportation sector. Presenting Sponsor is Southern California Edison and the California Department of Transportation is a supporting sponsor.
The event will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Center for Sustainable Communities located at 1051 W. Rosecrans Ave, Compton, California. There is no cost to attend the event.
Featured speakers will include California State Senator, Steven Bradford, Senate District #35, Shirley Choate, Interim Director District 7 of the California Department of Transportation, and Chris Thompson, vice president of Local Public Affairs of Southern California Edison.
Community leaders, elected officials, entrepreneurs, faith-based organizations, transportation hubs, utilities and other businesses are encouraged to attend. The BBA seeks to drive the discussion on ways to optimize and maximize the transportation grid within its infrastructure and electrification.
The featured speakers and a group panel will engage in discussion to explain the legislative and regulatory initiatives, including benefits and impacts. They will share key elements of the Clean Power and Electrification Pathway Plan from Southern California Edison and discuss gaps and procurement opportunities for diverse business enterprises. The BBA’s objective is to engage and connect key stakeholders to promote collaboration and to help develop innovative solutions in the transportation sector.