Monday, December 14, 2009
Minnesota’s Performance in Using ALANA Businesses Bruce P. Corrie, PhD In 2000 the Governor’s Working Group on Minority Business Development documented the use of ALANA businesses in the state as recorded in the existing disparity studies in the state. The report can be found at http://www.ethnictrends.info. The report found that out of state procurement during that period totaling $2.2 billion, just $36 million were awarded to ALANA businesses or 1.6 percent of the total procurement. Analysis of the latest disparity data of the state in 2009, paints a similar picture. Of a total of $3.3 billion in state contracts, ALANA share was $36 million or 1.08 percent.