Boston’s Mayor Marty Walsh follows up on his February 2016 Executive Order to Expand Opportunities for Women and Minority Owned Businesses with a proposal this week to raise the city’s goals for construction company hiring of residents, minorities, and women. From the Boston Globe:
“The success of Boston’s growing economy relies upon our ability to open the doors of opportunity to all our residents, and remove barriers causing economic inequity throughout our city,” Walsh said in a statement Monday.
“We’re in the third-largest economic boom in the city’s history and it’s important that Boston residents are a part of that movement and that the construction industry reflects the demographics of Boston and its diversity,” said John Barros, the city’s chief of economic development. Construction is an industry that can offer people in disadvantaged communities a path out of poverty.
VeraCloud is proud to call Boston our hometown and supports the implementation of the bipartisan efforts of Boston’s Mayor Walsh and our Governor Baker to bring substantive access to ongoing economic opportunity to all of the diverse constituents of the Commonwealth.