Garrie Harris, CEO of Alpha1 Staffing, is the spotlight of Black Business Podcast Series 2. Alpha1 Staffing is one of the largest Black-owned businesses in Miami and found tremendous success securing local, state, and Federal contracts and continues to break barriers. Garrie has lead the rapid growth of the company starting from the first government contract with Miami-Dade County to a multi million dollar contract with the U.S. Navy.
Alpha1 Staffing is the perfect example of what it means to scale a small business and to do so through strategic partnerships and government contracting. On this episode, Garrie shares the strategy that her company took to intentionally tap into the government sector as part of next level growth.
BlackPagesMiami.com presents Series 2 of the Black Business Podcast featuring the stories of how these businesses have found their sweet spot, are creating products, and are creating their own path to success.
We went out for a solicitation for the school board and we actually got it. We stretched into the medical field and bumped into a medical contract worth millions of dollars. The federal government was very much a game changer for us when we partnered with an 8(a) certified company that led us to partner and have an extremely lucrative contract with the U.S. Navy.
About Alpha1 Staffing
Alpha1 Staffing was founded in 2007 with the goal of assisting clients with solving workforce management challenges. The firm was able to thrive by staffing clerical and light industrial positions for several municipalities in south Florida. The agency earned the largest staffing contract ever awarded to an African American-owned firm by Miami-Dade County in 2011. Today, Alpha1 employs a growing base of hundreds of employees throughout Florida and neighboring states. The firm has expanded its staffing expertise to include Professional Services, IT, Healthcare, and Special Events. The firm is MBE certified by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), and a federally certified Woman-Owned
Alpha1 launched disaster debris removal monitoring and recovery services in 2017. In partnership with national crisis management firms, Alpha1 staffed recovery projects that helped to restore the state of Florida and the Carolinas following hurricanes Irma and Michael. Alpha1’s goal is to employ members of the affected communities to promote recovery and economic revitalization.
Most recently, Alpha1 provided hospitality staff for Super Bowl LIV in Miami, FL.
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