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New York State Disparity Study Findings Released

In 2015, the State of New York (State) retained Mason Tillman Associates Ltd. to conduct a Disparity Study (Study). The Study is comprised of four separate components: Disparity Study, Personal Net Worth Review Study, Policy Study, and Workforce Study. 1. Disparity Study Volume I: Disparity Study, analyzes the statistical significance of underutilized MWBEs at the prime contract and subcontract levels. The Disparity Study examined four industries: construction, construction-related services, non-construction related services, and commodities and other services. The prime contracts reviewed were awarded during the study period of April 1, 2010, to March 31, 2015. 2. Policy Review Report

City of Oakland Disparity Study

The City of Oakland has commenced work on its 2017 Race and Gender Disparity Study. The Study, which is being conducted by Mason Tillman Associates, Ltd., will determine if there is equity in the award of contracts and grants to local, small, minority, and women-owned businesses. In connection with the Study, the City of Oakland will host four business outreach meetings. All businesses are invited to attend to learn about the 2017 Race and Gender Disparity Study, the certification process, and upcoming contracting opportunities. Networking with other businesses, technical assistance providers, lenders, and chambers will directly follow each meeting. For additional information, visit the disp

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