Minority Hiring Goals Not Met

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The state's goal of hiring minority-owned firms for five percent of its business hasn't been met in the 23 years of its existence.

In fiscal 2006, the state spent about 48 (M) million dollars with minority-owned companies. That's two-point-eight percent of its dollars, the same percentage as the previous year.

Records show 17 of 46 state agencies didn't spend a dime with minority-owned firms.

Seven agencies met, or exceeded the five percent goal.

The Department of Financial Institutions led state agencies with minority-firm spending on a percentage basis. About 30 percent of its dollars went to minority-owned firms.

Administration Secretary Michael Morgan says the state is making "incremental progress" in the goal, but can do better.

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