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Accession Number PB2012-114603
Title Ownership by Minority, Female, and Disadvantaged Firms in the Pipeline Industry.
Publication Date Aug 2012
Media Count 16p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract Minority- or female-owned, minority-owned, and female-owned firms represented 15 percent, 6 percent and 10 percent, respectively, of firms in the U.S. pipeline industry in 2007. In terms of market share, minority- or female-owned firms are estimated to have accounted for a total of 13 percent of industry receipts, with minority-owned firms having accounted for 3 percent and female-owned firms having accounted for 11 percent of receipts. Additionally, minority- or female-owned firms accounted for about $484 million out of $3 billion--or 16 percent--of federal contract obligations to the pipeline industry from 2007 to 2011. The majority of these obligations went to minority-owned firms for pipeline construction contracts. About $246 million--or 8 percent--of federal contract obligations went to disadvantaged pipeline firms, which may be minority-owned or female-owned firms, from 2007 to 2011. These obligations were also primarily for construction contracts.
Keywords Businesses
Minority enterprises
Minority groups
Natural gas
Pipeline industry

Source Agency General Accounting Office
NTIS Subject Category 96 - Business & Economics
92C - Social Concerns
85E - Pipeline Transportation
97K - Fuels
Corporate Author Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1226
Contract Number N/A

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