Two Weeks And Counting! State of Maryland 2016 Disparity Study Focus Groups

As a prominent trade association, community group, government agency, or business enterprise advocate, we need your help to publicize this opportunity to your members and constituents. Please make this invitation available via your website, newsletter or regular meeting. Your participation will help increase awareness of this opportunity for businesses to be heard on the important issue of contracting policies in the State of Maryland.

Expect to hear from us shortly to confirm your participation.

You Are Invited!

State of Maryland 2016 Disparity Study Focus Groups

**Attention All Business Owners**
If you’re doing business or attempting to do business in the State of Maryland,
On behalf of the State of Maryland and the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), you are cordially invited to a FOCUS GROUP of business owners. This is your chance to share your experiences and insights into doing business or attempting to do business with the State of Maryland. YOUR VOICE MATTERS.

The FOCUS GROUP will include business owners who provide services in:

  • Construction & Maintenance
  • Architecture/Engineering & Construction-related Professional Services
  • Other Professional & General Services (including IT Services)
  • Commodities, Supplies & Equipment (including IT Equipment)

You will help identify potential revisions to the State’s procurement programs. Your comments will be kept confidential, according to established legal and policy standards. No information attributable to you will be included in the final report.
The State of Maryland has engaged NERA Economic Consulting to conduct this independent third-party study. Click here to view the Disparity Study FAQs.
Focus Group sessions will be held throughout the State at the locations shown below from March 22 – April 21, 2016. Since space is limited, it is important that you login and register at