Raimondo announces goal to boost minority businesses

GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has set a goal to double minority company participation in state contracts by 2020 to 12 percent of all procurement dollars. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has set a goal to double minority company participation in state contracts by 2020 to 12 percent of all procurement dollars. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced on Thursday a new performance goal to expand economic opportunity by doubling the Minority Business Enterprise utilization rate for state contracts by 2020. To that end, she signed two executive orders creating a Diversity in Construction Working Group and an Office of Diversity, Equity and Opportunity Advisory Council…

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  1. How about a commitment to utilize local RI businesses for State goods and services-not JUST minority owned businesses? Far too much of what the State purchases, especially in creative media services and technology, is purchased elsewhere. In some cases, the inclusion of a RI company in the bidding process is only for appearances. Too many of our appointed State directors are from out of state, and rely upon their out of state vendor relationships, to the detriment of locally owned businesses.