In June 2021, the County engaged Keen Independent Research to analyze whether there are disparities in the utilization of diverse firms in its public works construction contracts and in the local marketplace. The County intends to address any disparities and ensure a level playing field for minority- and women-owned businesses.
The final report was delivered to the County in March of 2022. You can find the final report here.
The Department of Public Works presented the results of the disparity study and recommendations to New Castle County Council in April 2022. You can find that presentation here.