Will Georgia DOT Commit to Women and Minority Contractors?

The Georgia Department of Transportation says its serious about committing more work to disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs). For an upcoming $950 million project involving building 30 miles of reversible lanes on Atlanta's northwest interstate highway by 2012, the state's DOT has a goal of 14 percent of that work going to DBEs.

However, the state DOT isn't hitting its current goal of 12 percent of statewide contracts toward minority and women-owned businesses.

(More on Georgia's quest for minority and women contractors...)