Executive Order 98-11
September 22, 1998
WHEREAS, the State is committed to its Minority Business Enterprise Program which assists qualified minority owned and managed businesses in competing for State contracts; and
WHEREAS, Rhode Island's first disparity study was commissioned by this Administration to analyze the availability and utilization of minority businesses; and
WHEREAS, the study, completed in January 1998, indicates that minority enterprises are underutilized in Rhode Island; and
WHEREAS, economic development and broadened participation in the Minority Business Enterprise Program increases the utilization of minority businesses.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, LINCOLN ALMOND, by the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations do hereby order as follows:
1. The Minority Business Enterprise Program and Commission shall be transferred to the Economic Development Corporation pursuant to the terms of an agreement between the Director of Administration and the Executive Director of the Economic Development Corporation.
This Executive Order supersedes Executive Order 94-22, Article III(B) and (D), and shall take effect immediately upon the date hereof.