California’s utility, telecommunications and water companies spent $6.38 billion on contracts with minority-owned businesses in 2016, but this generally strong performance remained uneven when one looks at individual companies. Pacific Gas and Electric proved to be an industry leader in diverse contracting, while Comcast’s performance remained subpar. For the first time, this year’s report includes figures for spending with LGBT-owned businesses, which totaled over $41 million.

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