Friday, January 14, 2011

Firms Honored for Building Diversity into Projects

University of Texas at Dallas
News Release

UT System Singles Out 4 that Furthered Goal to Use Minority-Owned Businesses
Jan. 12, 2011
The University of Texas System has honored four firms for advancing the goal of using historically underutilized businesses to design and build the spate of campus buildings that opened last year at UT Dallas.
“These awards are one indicator of the longstanding comprehensive commitment UT Dallas has to engaging the diversity that it takes to deliver an extraordinary transformation of the campus,” said Dr. Calvin D. Jamison, UT Dallas’ senior vice president for Business Affairs. “Really, it’s a great business model with an outstanding product.”
A historically underutilized business (HUB) is one that is at least 51 percent owned by an Asian-Pacific American, Afro-American, Hispanic American or an American woman with its principal place of business in Texas.

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