The City of Cincinnati conducted a Disparity Study to increase participation of minority and women-owned business enterprises on the City’s contracts. The Disparity Study determined 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. In December 2014, a Draft Report was submitted to the City. Mason Tillman Associates, Ltd. presented the preliminary findings to the City on January 13, 2015. The Final Report is scheduled to be submitted to the City by January 30, 2015 for approval.