2017 Minnesota Joint Disparity Study
For the 2017 Minnesota Joint Disparity Study, eight state and local government agencies have come together to analyze whether there is a level playing field for minority- and women-owned firms in the local marketplace. The study is examining procurement of construction, professional services, goods, and other services in the public and private sector. The study will also research conditions for veteran-owned businesses and companies owned by persons with disabilities. The following eight governmental entities are participating:
- State of Minnesota, including the Department of Transportation
- Metropolitan Council
- Metropolitan Airports Commission
- Minnesota State
- Mosquito Control District
- City of Minneapolis
- City of Saint Paul, including the Housing and Redevelopment Authority
- Hennepin County
The Minnesota Department of Administration is coordinating this effort and Keen Independent Research is leading the research team.
There are a number of ways stakeholders can be involved. We will collect and analyze public input throughout the study. The final report will incorporate this input.