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Source : ContractorNews.com
February 11, 2021
Author : Amy Chan
The City of Birmingham’s new initiative known as the Valuing Inclusion to Accelerate and Lift (or VITAL) has released its first report on local government diversity spending.
Between July 1st, 2019 and June 30th, 2020 the report observes that 10 percent of total city spending went to women- and minority-owned businesses (M/WBEs) which in total represented $24.3 million in contracts.
Overall, four percent of city spending went to WBEs and four percent went to MBEs. Another two percent went to businesses that are both MBEs and WBEs (MWBEs)
A series of planned actions have been outlined by city planners, showing how Birmingham will seek to expand M/WBE participation:
For more on Birmingham’s M/WBE program visit the city's VITAL program website.