Texas county aims to attract, hire more minority construction firms

Travis County, Texas, has failed to achieve its goals for providing government work to minority- and women-owned companies in recent years, according to an analysis. For example, the county managed to hire women-owned companies for less than 4% of construction work last year despite having a goal of involving them in 13.8% of such work. Local officials are considering ways to improve the county's hiring of businesses owned by minorities and women.

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