Increasing diversity achieves the benefits of innovation and fresh ideas. People tend to think of diversity as simply demographic, a matter of race, gender or age. However, groups can be disparate in many ways. Diversity also is based on informational differences, reflecting a person's education and experience, and on values or goals that can influence what one perceives. In addition to minorities and women, other diversity groups include mature workers, veterans, welfare recipients, people with disabilities, and gays/lesbians.
The SBDC is committed to embracing and encouraging diversity and inclusion statewide. Following are tools for Minority and Other Specialized business sectors: