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Five percent goal met on minority-owned contracts for state agencies

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For the first time ever, state government agencies have met their goal of giving at least 5 percent of their business to minority-owned contractors.

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Of the $1.6 billion spent on state contracts last year, 5.9 percent went to companies in the Minority Business Enterprise program.

The 5 percent goal was first set 25 years ago, but it never met until now.

Administration Secretary Michael Morgan calls it a significant milestone.

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