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COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

SUPPLIER AND DIVERSITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM TO ENSURE INCLUSIVE PROCUREMENT.

GovLia’s solution allows state and local government agencies to easily implement and manage local preference and supplier diversity programs, to ensure inclusive procurement and support economic development initiatives at state and local government levels. They eliminate time-consuming paper-based processes and the use of multiple solutions that do not communicate, to increase small and diverse business participation in public procurement.

Benefits:

  • Eliminate paper-based processes 

  • Common digital application process across affordable housing properties.

  • Increases supplier engagement 

 

PROMOTE YOUR COMMUNITIES

Attract capital, investment, and a 21st century workforce by showcasing the best of your community using geospatial data.

Benefits:

  • Leverage mobile device data to understand foot traffic on a daily or hourly basis at sites of interest.

  • Aggregated and anonymized demographic data to understand the trends of those living in or visiting your area of focus.

  • Employ the same tools Commercial Real Estate investors are using in evaluating properties for site selection.

  • New insight into displaced populations; understand short-term and long-term population changes in areas experiencing gentrification.

 

REIMAGINING THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROCESS

Finding affordable housing with ease or transparency is not easy. Applicants usually faced many hurdles, including lack of information and clarity about housing options, and eligibility criteria, a tedious, paper-based application process, and an obscure selection process.


By digitizing the affordable housing process, Bloom Housing is providing a modern system that helps people learn about, apply for, and gain access to affordable housing. Residents know have access to attainable and affordable housing options to their communities. 

Benefits:

  • A single entry point for affordable housing seekersLeverage mobile device data to understand foot traffic on a daily or hourly basis at sites of interest.

  • Common digital application process across affordable housing properties.

  • Build equity, trust, and transparency in the placement process.

  • Save time and resources on processing paper applications.

 

GET SMALL BUSINESSES THE INFORMATION THEY NEED TO SUCCEED.

Qwally is a user-friendly web platform that helps cities provide effective, integrated, and scalable support to local small businesses. Qwally is a user-friendly web platform that helps cities provide effective, integrated, and scalable support to local small businesses.

Benefits:

  • Accelerate the certification process.

  • Improve outreach to small businesses.

  • Easily find local vendors.

  • Streamline information management.

  • Track relationships between small businesses and the city.

  • Help small businesses maintain compliance.

 

SPURRING ECONOMIC GROWTH THROUGH DIGITAL SERVICES

Your community needs to move faster to respond to changing economic and social conditions. Delays in housing starts and business permit approvals limit opportunities. With digital permitting, you have real-time data for planning and decision-making.

Benefits:

  • Business Licensing and CUPs.

  • Fictitious Business Name Registration/ DBA.

  • Zoning and building permits.

  • Contract management workflows.

  • Vendor registration and certification workflows.

  • Grant application and reporting workflows.

 

IMPROVING MOBILITY TO AND AROUND BUSINESS DISTRICTS

Looking for parking accounts for about 30% of congestion, but parking minimums can spread out urban landscapes, making them less walkable. Traditional circulator and trolley options may not draw enough demand relative to their capacity – while some transit routes are overused. TNCs do not contribute to living-wage jobs to communities, and they take riders away from transit.

Benefits:

  • Free Ride Sharing – Fare-free ride accessible to all within a geofenced zone designed with the municipal partner.

  • Local Ambassadors – Our local W2 paid drivers are knowledgeable about the area and able to help visitors navigate and discover.

  • Balance Parking & Transit – Unlock distant parking reservoirs and balance over/underutilization of parking and transit, encouraging more and better usage.

  • Make Local Connections – a free and fun mobility option to connect to local attractions, mass transit, parking, and the community.

  • Advertising – local businesses can advertise on and in our shuttles, which generates awareness and goodwill.

 

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