New Law to Ensure Minority Participation in Metro Spending

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By Clint Confehr NASHVILLE, TN — Like many who’ve seen progress on civil rights, several community leaders say metro’s new Equal Business Opportunity Law is a good start, but there’s more work to be done. “Passing legislation is the easy part,” said IT Solutions by Design President Alex Coure, Alex Coure who’s been frustrated by local government contracting. “Hard work and difficult tasks remain. We’ll just have to see if Nashville follows through … or whether it’s going to be business as usual.” Councilwoman Jacobia Dowell led a panel gathering information and drafting the law enacted Jan. 4....

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