FIGURE 3-11 Phase I awards to woman- and minority-owned businesses.

FIGURE 3-11 Phase I awards to woman- and minority-owned businesses.

SOURCE: U.S. Small Business Administration, Tech-Net Database.

firms growing from about 6.5 percent of all awards in 1998, to over 11 percent in 2004-2005. In the same period, award shares for minority-owned firms fell from just over 10 percent in 1992-1998 to just over 8 percent in 2001-2005, with a slight uptick in 2005.

In total, the share of awards to woman- and minority-owned firms has remained almost flat over the period, at 17 percent to 20 percent, while the absolute number of awards has increased substantially. Data for Phase II are comparable (see Figure 3-15).

FIGURE 3-12 Phase I awards to minority-owned firms, 1992-2005.

FIGURE 3-12 Phase I awards to minority-owned firms, 1992-2005.

SOURCE: U.S. Small Business Administration, Tech-Net Database.



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