The Port of Seattle released the 2018 Diversity in Contracting Annual Report summarizing the Port’s utilization of women and minority-owned firms in contracting.
The report is the first annual report on the utilization of women and minority-owned firms in contracting since the Port passed a new Diversity in Contracting policy in early 2018. The new policy addresses historical disparities in women and minority business enterprise (WMBE) participation in Port contracting.
“The Port of Seattle has created a viable roadmap to improving ethnic diversity in its contracting,” commented Henry Yates, Public Affairs Chair for Tabor 100 speaking at a Port of Seattle Commission meeting. “Setting specific goals for each division makes the Port more accountable and the work plan makes the goals achievable. This Diversity in Contracting initiative makes it more likely that all businesses will have the opportunity to work and grow.”