New leadership, reorganization of state division has led to increased MBE contracts

COMMUNITY GROWTH: Tomás Ávila, associate director for the R.I. Division of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, says that as of April 2022, minority-owned small-business enterprises have been awarded 15.3% of the dollar value of Rhode Island’s procurements or construction projects after not meeting the 10% mandate for years.
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COMMUNITY GROWTH: Tomás Ávila, associate director for the R.I. Division of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, says that as of April 2022, minority-owned small-business enterprises have been awarded 15.3% of the dollar value of Rhode Island’s procurements or construction projects after not meeting the 10% mandate for years.
PBN PHOTO/DAVID HANSEN
PBN 2022 Diversity Equity & Inclusion Awards Government: R.I. Division of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Upon being hired in August 2021 as the associate director of what is now the R.I. Division of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, formerly known as the R.I. Office of Diversity, Equity and Opportunity, Tomás Ávila needed to rebuild a team.…

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