City Hall’s 2018 minority spend miscalculated, lower than 2017

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 14, 2019 3:01 PM CT | Published: March 14, 2019 3:01 PM CT

Mayor Jim Strickland's administration conceded a "clerical error" in its minority spending numbers Thursday, saying the city actually spent 17.7 percent of its money in 2018 with women- and minority-owned businesses rather than the 24 percent previously touted by Strickland.

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