MACo Opposes Centralization of MBE Certification

MACo Associate Director Andrea Mansfield offered testimony before the House Health and Government Operations Committee this week in opposition to HB 959.  This bill would require the Board of Public Works to develop regulations that establish a State agency with sole authority to certify minority business enterprises (MBE) for all State and local procurements.

Ms. Mansfield expressed concern with the one-size-fits-all approach proposed by the bill and stated that jurisdictions need flexibility to consider their own unique criteria and meet community needs.

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