Clayton, MO (February 26, 2019) – St. Louis County will host a forum to update the public on its ongoing efforts to establish a culture of inclusiveness in County contracting and procurement. Jack Thomas, Chief Diversity Officer, recently released St. Louis County’s first annual Business Diversity Report. The document illustrates significant progress in key areas of business diversity development, while identifying several areas in need of improvement.
St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger appointed Thomas in July of 2018. Between July and December of 2018, St. Louis County recommended for award 25 construction contracts totaling $10,486,715. Scheduled M/WBE firm participation on these contracts is $2,226,739 (21 percent) by minority-owned business enterprises (“MBE”) and $1,293,252.25 (12 percent) for women-owned business enterprises (“WBE”).
“We are encouraged by these numbers and the progress Jack has made in just a few months,” County Executive Stenger said. “As our diversity office expands we expect to see continued improvement in 2019.”
WHAT: St. Louis County Public Forum on Diversity in Contracting
WHERE: St. Louis County Council Chambers. 41 South Central, Clayton, MO 63105
WHEN: Wednesday, February 27th at 6.p.m.
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