minority contracts http://news.stlpublicradio.org en $900,000 Grant Going To Minority Business Enterprises In St. Louis Region http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/900000-grant-going-minority-business-enterprises-st-louis-region <p>The&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Department of</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Commerce is giving nearly $1 million to promote minority business enterprises, or </span>MBEs<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, in the St. Louis region.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The $900,000 grant announced Tuesday will establish a business center to provide minority entrepreneurs and business owners with contract and financing opportunities, bonding services and executive training.</span></p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 20:23:38 +0000 Joseph Leahy 31748 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org $900,000 Grant Going To Minority Business Enterprises In St. Louis Region MSD Unveils New Minority Workforce Goals http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/msd-unveils-new-minority-workforce-goals <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District has unveiled new goals for the number of minorities and women who must be involved with the agency’s big construction projects.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The agency plans to set higher thresholds for the number of minorities and women doing the actual construction work on projects. MSD has also added workforce goals for local residents and those enrolled in apprentice programs.</span></p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 9319 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MSD Unveils New Minority Workforce Goals Committee Approves Boost For Minority Participation, Ethics Legislation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/committee-approves-boost-minority-participation-ethics-legislation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The St. Louis Board of Aldermen has taken a small step toward expanding then number of minorities and women working construction in the city.</span></p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 21:57:40 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & Sean Sandefur 8795 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Committee Approves Boost For Minority Participation, Ethics Legislation MOKAN to MSD: employ more local businesses, women, minorities http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mokan-msd-employ-more-local-businesses-women-minorities <p>The minority business advocacy group <a href="http://mokanccac.org/home.html">MOKAN</a> says the <a href="http://www.stlmsd.com/home">Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District</a> is not doing enough to include local minority and female workers in its sewer upgrade projects.</p><p>MOKAN executive director Yaphett El-Amin says her group wants MSD to increase the transparency of its hiring practices and invest at least $23.5 million in worker training programs.</p> Thu, 10 May 2012 22:53:02 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 3675 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MOKAN to MSD: employ more local businesses, women, minorities