Avant recognizes the value of diversity in our community and is committed to actively developing supplier diversity by supporting Minority Business Enterprises and Women-owned Business Enterprises.

Avant is committed to providing opportunities to certified Minority and Women-owned vendors for procurement of goods and services and individual Minority and Women contractors to provide services to Avant. A variety of approaches are utilized to increase participation such as outreach, partnering with educational institutions, and invitations to participate in bid and quote requests.

Avant actively engages in mentoring of minority and women entrepreneurs through our participation in the mentoring program in Eugene’s Regional Acceleration Network (RAIN) and the Women’s Innovator Network (WIN) at the University of Oregon. As a core part of Avant’s mission, we will continue to seek out additional partnerships to support, mentor and do business with minority and women-owned businesses.