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Gov. Moore orders state agencies to report MBE program data

February 17th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore signed an executive order Thursday to require state agencies to report data to assess the performance of the state’s Minority Business Enterprise program.

“Our administration has the most diverse cabinet in history, and it’s critical that we take the first step forward in delivering more access and opportunities to our minority-owned businesses in order to create a more economically competitive and inclusive state,” Moore said.

The order requires participating agencies that have not yet submitted mandatory MBE data for fiscal year 2022 to the administration within 15 days.

The order requires that within 60 days, the 70 agency program participants must report certain procurement activity since July 1, 2022, in addition to MBE goals and benchmarks.