UMKC to be Paid by State to Study Small Business Disparities

The University of Missouri-Kansas City will be paid by the state to study if Missouri is failing to equitably employ minority-owned and women-owned businesses.

As a part of the $500,000 study, UMKC will hold public meetings and invite firms, stakeholders and organizations to attend.

The first meeting is scheduled for March 16 at 10 a.m. in Jefferson City.

The UMKC team will be asking attendees to help identify barriers to earning state contracts. Previous studies cited several challenges, including late payments, bonding and insurance issues, harassment and retaliation. 

Read more about the study here.

Published: Mar 10, 2022
Posted In: UMKC In the News

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