Disparity Study community briefing
The City of Boston has completed its first Disparity Study in 18 years to assess whether any barriers exist for minority- and women-owned business enterprises (MWBE) that make it more difficult for them to participate in City contracting. Creating pathways to overcome disparity and fostering equity and inclusion in the City of Boston is the top priority of the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development. To better understand the marketplace of Minority and Woman-owned businesses and assess potential barriers to their full participation in City contracting, Mayor Walsh, the City of Boston, Boston Housing Authority (BHA), Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), and Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) commissioned BBC Research & Consulting to conduct a disparity study.
Please join us for one of our community briefings to hear in depth the findings of the Disparity Study as well as learn about our efforts to increase MWBE involvement in City contracting.
All community briefings will be held virtually on Zoom. We will provide simultaneous interpretation in Cantonese, Cape Verdean Creole, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
You can view the full Disparity Study report online.