Minority communities receiving a minor share of stimulus funds

The World

Minority communities have been hit hardest by the recession, but they are receiving fewer of the stimulus project contracts doled out by the government.

We speak with Laura Barret, executive director of Transportation Equity Network, and Richard Copeland, founder and CEO of THOR Construction Company, the world’s largest African-American owned construction company. Together, we discuss how and why minority businesses have been receiving a disproportionately small number of stimulus contracts; and also, what broad effect that may have on the nation’s economic recovery on the whole.

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