Minority Firms Take Connecticut Lotto to Task

January 6, 2011  |  

(Hartford Business) — A New England minority business advocacy group is using Hartford billboards to blast the Connecticut Lottery Corp. for allegedly failing to tap minority-owned businesses in its procurement processes.  The Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council — with offices in Hamden and Boston — says a substantial portion of the lottery’s nearly $1 billion in annual revenues comes from selling tickets to the minority community. However, the group claims the lottery does not use a proportionate amount of minority-owned businesses when hiring contractors, particularly for its marketing and advertising.

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