Governor Encourages State Contracting with Minority and Women Owned Businesses
Governor Kulongoski today announced he sent a letter to state agencies accompanying Executive Order 08-16, directing agencies to adopt aspirational targets to increase opportunities for minority and women owned businesses that are competing for state contracts. The executive order identifies agencies that have contracting needs that are a good match with existing certified minority and women owned businesses.
The executive order also creates a new Promoting Diversity Certificate of Excellence program to recognize outstanding efforts by agencies to include minority and women owned businesses in their contracting efforts.
A normal person who looks at this would have to conclude that Kulongoski thinks minority and women owned businesses are inferior. Either that or he just has a racial and gender preference.