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Disparity Study


Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority Disparity Study
The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) conducted a comprehensive, independently conducted disparity study to measure the effectiveness of the Authority’s Small, Minority and Woman-owned Business Enterprises (SMWBE) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) programs for federally-assisted construction, professional services and commodities and other services contracts to ensure that these programs remain legally defensible and administratively successful.
  • What is a "disparity study?"
Disparity studies evaluate contracting data to measure the participation of available small, minority and woman-owned business enterprises within governmental agencies. Disparities exist when these firms are found to be underutilized in comparison to the proportion of available and capable firms in the region. MNAA’s last disparity study was conducted in 2007. 
  • ​Who do I contact with questions?
MNAA, Davita Taylor at (615) 275-1468 or​