The Port of Seattle is working to level the playing field for socially and economically disadvantaged businesses. The Diversity in Contracting Program is an intentional effort to remedy disparities that are inherently built into practices and policies.
The 2022 Diversity in Contracting Annual Report details the fourth full-year of Diversity in Contracting Program operations.
The program’s goals are to triple the number of Women Minority Business Enterprises (WMBE) and other disadvantaged firms doing business with the Port and increase the amount of spend on WMBE contracts to 15 percent. The Port continues to make progress on our commitment to WMBE businesses with the Port increasing the number of WMBE firms we do business with and reaching its highest WMBE utilization yet!