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MAYOR NUTTER ANNOUNCES INCREASE IN CITY CONTRACTS AWARDED TO MINORITIES, WOMEN AND DISABLED-OWNED BUSINESSES

posted Nov 5, 2010, 2:34 AM by Louis Rodriguez   [ updated Nov 5, 2010, 2:50 AM ]
PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 7, 2010  Today, Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced an increase in City contracts awarded to Minorities, Women, and Disabled-owned businesses (M/W/DSBEs) during Fiscal Year (FY) 2010. According to the Office of Economic Opportunity’s (OEO) Fiscal 2010 Annual Report, the City awarded $956 million in contract awards to businesses in FY2010 and M/W/DSBEs received $214 million (22%) of these awards. This number is an increase from FY2009, when M/W/DSBEs received 20% of City awarded contracts.  READ MORE...

As part of the press conference, Lou Rodriguez was commended for his work with Rodriguez Consulting LLC (Rodriguez), a firm that was certified as a MBE by the OEO in 2008 and has successfully completed numerous subcontracts through the program.  Lou stressed that, "Rodriguez Consulting is a civil engineering and land surveying firm that is MBE-certified, not the other way around."  The success and exposure through the City's MBE program has helped Rodriguez obtain a number of prime contracts with agencies like the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation, Philadelphia Zoo, and the South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization.
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