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Portland’s African-American Contractors Collide with ODOT

Last month the Oregon Department of Transportation began construction on the largest highway project in Portland in nearly a decade: a single-lane expansion of the Interstate 5 bottleneck at Delta Park. Yet despite the fact that the project will cut through the heart of North Portland’s black community, so far only a handful of minority firms hold contracts to work on the $60 million project…

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– Daily Journal of Commerce, by Libby Tucker, May 15, 2008

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