MWBE Participating in HISD Bond Program at Record Levels

Minority and women-owned business enterprises now represent 31 percent of construction and purchasing contracts, beating board’s goal of 20 percent

July 28, 2011

Participation of minority- and woman-owned business enterprises (MWBE) in HISD’s bond construction program has hit an all-time high.

This follows an unprecedented effort over the last year to increase the number of MWBE that do business with the district. As a result, there are 17 percent more MWBE registered to do business with HISD today than there were a year ago—and the number of minority-owned businesses receiving contracts is up 10 percent.

“Broadening our pool of business partners is not only more inclusive, it also increases the number of businesses competing to work for HISD,” said Superintendent of Schools Terry B. Grier, “which helps ensure that we get the best value for our taxpayers.”

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