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MBE program sees record-high participation, but advocates still skeptical

PROVIDENCE – After again falling short of mandated minimums for contracts and purchases with women and minority-owned businesses in fiscal 2021, the state rebounded...
TOMÁS ÁVILA TOOK OVER as associate director for the R.I. Office of Diversity, Equity and Opportunity last August. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Is help on the way for R.I.’s Minority Business Enterprise program?

THE STATE IS STILL STRUGGLING to overcome decades of dysfunction around tracking and enforcing its laws for contracting with minority-owned businesses, even after a...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Education and Gov. Daniel J. McKee announced Wednesday that schools in Central Falls, Woonsocket, Providence, Pawtucket and West Warwick will be receiving a portion of $20 million in funding to help with various construction and renovation projects to improve the learning environments.

5 underserved school districts receive $20M in state funding for facilities...

PROVIDENCE – Schools in Central Falls, Woonsocket, Providence, Pawtucket and West Warwick will be receiving a portion of $20 million in funding to help...
Tomás Ávila  / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Five Questions With: Tomás Ávila

Tomás Ávila | Associate director, R.I. Office of Diversity, Equity and Opportunity 1. How does your experience in small-business advocacy and connections to the...
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