Report Shows Racial And Gender Disparity Exists In Statewide Contracts

By Eric L. Wesson Sr.
CALL Staff Writer

Racial gender disparities  continue to exist within statewide contracts according to a report released by the Oakland-based consulting firm, Colette Holt and associates.

After the 2010 census Gov. Jay Nixon ordered that a review of the state’s inclusion of women owned and minority owned businesses in regards to the issuance of government contracts awarded between July 2007 and June 2013 and ways on how the process can be improved to increase participation.


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