Some Cities Are Doing MWBE Programs Right. Others Aren’t, And It Shows

Boston has been one of the country’s hottest real estate markets for years, but even in this bastion of progressive politics, its regressive handling of city contracts has come under scrutiny this year after a scathing report was followed by a federal lawsuit.
Boston doesn’t have a rule that requires a certain percentage of its contracts to be allocated to minority and women-owned business enterprises, and as a result, just 1.2% of the $2.1B in contracts awarded by the city between 2014 and 2019 went to Black and Latino-owned businesses, according to a 703-page study by BBC Research & Consulting published…

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