Message from the Managing Director:
Welcome to Diversity in Contracting’s Spring newsletter. We are pleased to share that the Port exceeded its 2019 goal for Women Minority Business Enterprise (WMBE) utilization. The Port of Seattle invested over $114 million dollars in WMBE enterprises last year representing 15.3 percent of total Port expenditures. While these results are welcome, there is still room for improvement. The Port still needs to eliminate disparities for women and ethnic communities on our projects and my Diversity in Contracting department is working extra hard this year to create more WMBE business opportunities.