Georgia has no love for minority contractors
Next year, Gwinnett County leaders will seek to get transportation approved. The results could be huge for minority contracts. Rollingout.com’s Rashad Richey offers a perspective on what Gwinnettians may encounter.
As Georgia’s hope to become the new home to the second headquarters of Amazon has made headlines, another Peach State story has been silenced for years — the plight of minority contractors who do everything from building infrastructure to performing high-level IT operations. While city and county governments are free to pass local legislation to ensure minority participation with contract bids, the state of Georgia has its own rules that yield startling disparate outcomes in the racial makeup of those who are awarded these highly coveted contracts.