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Black firms shutout of miami-dade public schools construction contracts

M-D School’s disparity study confirm Black business neglect

With billions being spent over the next several years in the construction and/or renovation of Miami-Dade County Public Schools [M-DCPS], the School Board was recently commissioned to conduct an in-depth analysis of the District’s purchasing and contracting practices to determine if racial or gender disparity existed among those firms doing business with M-DCPS. And what was determined by MGT of America, Inc. is what many critics have been saying all along — that disparity exists in three-of-four categories. According to two M-DCPS employees, Brian Williams, economic development officer, Office of Economic