July 29, 2022 – One Vision Productions was awarded the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification (DBE) from the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT).
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority's (MARTA) Office of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) is charged with the development, implementation, coordination, and monitoring of all equal opportunity, affirmative action, and civil rights programs required by Board policies and Federal regulations.
Owner(s) must own 51 percent of the firm and be a member(s) of one of the following groups:
Women (Regardless of race)
Subcontinent Asian Americans
Any additional groups whose members are designated as socially and economically disadvantaged by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and has a personal net worth not to exceed $1.32 million (minus the value of their principal residence and interest in the business).
Socially Disadvantaged Business
Socially disadvantaged individuals are those who have been subjected to racial or ethnic prejudice or cultural bias within American society because of their identities as members of groups and without regard to their individual qualities. Social disadvantage must stem from circumstances beyond their control. Evidence of individual social disadvantage must include the following elements:
(A) At least one objective distinguishing feature that has contributed to social disadvantage, such as race, ethnic origin, gender, disability, long-term residence in an environment isolated from the mainstream of American society, or other similar causes not common to individuals who are not socially disadvantaged;
(B) Personal experiences of substantial and chronic social disadvantage in American society, not in other countries;
(C) Negative impact on entry into or advancement in the business world because of the disadvantage.