Columbus officials announced plans to increase its work with minority-and women-owned businesses after conducting a study of its relationships with diverse partnerships.
The study concluded that black men and women are still underrepresented in city contracts for construction and professional services, which include fields such as law and architecture.
Today on All Sides, the state of minority-and women-owned businesses and how the city is addressing the issue.
Nick Evans, WOSU Senior Reporter
Kimberly Gayle, Director, Columbus Regional Minority Business Assistance Center
Elsie Harper-Anderson, Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Director of Ph.D. Program in Public Policy and Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University
James White, Owner, Performance Consulting Services Inc.