City, state have differing outcomes on minority contracting goal

NEARLY 23% OF THE $103.8 million in contracts and purchase orders the city of Providence awarded in fiscal year 2020 went to certified women and minority businesses. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM
NEARLY 23% OF THE $103.8 million in contracts and purchase orders the city of Providence awarded in fiscal year 2020 went to certified women and minority businesses. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM
While the state continues to fall short of its requirements for contracting with minority and women-owned businesses, the city of Providence has, for the first time in recent history, surpassed its goal. Nearly 23% of the $103.8 million in contracts and purchase orders the city awarded in fiscal year 2020 – the most recent available…

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