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|April 16, 2021||Federal Railroad Agency to Conduct First Nationwide M/WBE Disparity Study||
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) will be running a disparity study on small, minority-owned, and women-owned businesses to better understand whether or not firms applying for subcontracts ...Read more
|April 6, 2021||City of Boston Completes M/WBE Disparity Study|
|March 31, 2021||Biden White House Unveils $2 Trillion Infrastructure Package||
The White House unveiled on Wednesday President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion dollar plan to address the country’s $infrastructure. Dubbed the American Jobs Plan, the goal is to address the fact that ...Read more
|March 22, 2021||Oakland to Strengthen its LBE/SLBE Programs||
The City Council of Oakland, California has passed an ordinance aimed at creating easier access to city contracts for local small, POC-led, and women-owned businesses.
Council members Lor ...Read more
|March 12, 2021||Texas County’s Lawsuit Seeks Reassessment of $7.5B I-45 Expansion||
Earlier this month, the Texas Department of Transportation’s $7.5 billion proposal to rebuild Interstate 45 in Houston surpassed the environmental analysis phase and entered into the design stage ...Read more
|February 22, 2021||New Study Shows Unionized Construction Sites are Safer||
The institute also looked at lost-time injury claims, which is when physicians recommend workers refrain from engaging in regular job duties due to injuries. Rates were 31 percent less frequent in ...Read more
|February 19, 2021||EXCLUSIVE: Most State & Local Gov’ts Lack Veteran Set-Asides In Public Works Projects||
As veteran homelessness and suicides rise, research by Contractor News shows that veteran and disabled veteran-owned businesses are not integrated into the vast majority of America’s state and ci ...Read more
|February 16, 2021||UPDATE: Biden’s Labor Secretary Pick Faces Legal Action Over Disparity Study||
UPDATE: The Black Economic Council of Massachusetts (BECMA), the Greater Boston Latino Network (GBLN) and Amplify Latinx have filed a with the Department of Justice and the Department of Transporta ...Read more
|February 11, 2021||Data released on Birmingham’s M/WBE program, more plans in the works||
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 Ju ...Read more
|February 10, 2021||Biden’s Top Two Department of Labor Officials Under Fire||
Joe Biden has announced Julie Su as his pick for Deputy Labor Secretary. She’ll be leaving a “troubled” California agency to join the administration.
This morning, President Joe Biden ...Read more