The City of Cincinnati is conducting a Disparity Study to increase participation of minority and women-owned business enterprises on the City’s contracts. The City commissioned the Disparity Study to determine whether a disparity exists between the number of M/WBEs that are willing and able to perform the City’s contracts and the number actually utilized. The Study is scheduled to be completed in December 2014. Local businesses are encouraged to participate in the Study by completing a business survey, participating in a subcontractor survey, and completing an anecdotal interview.