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