This month’s Level Up session will focus on the Cuyahoga County Disparity Study. Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish has issued four executive orders intended to address racial and gender disparities in county contracting procedures. The recent Study found that of $1.1 billion in contracts, only about $51.5 million, or 4.62%, was awarded to minority- or woman-owned businesses as primary contractors. White female-owned firms accounted for 4.03% of that figure; minority business enterprises accounted for .59% of awards. The County spends millions of dollars on contracted services and wants to make sure that everyone who is qualified has an opportunity to work with them. Hear strategies for improving those numbers for diversity spend in Cuyahoga County.