Watchdog assesses FEMA contracts

24 April 2008

An analysis of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) records shows that some 90 percent of the first wave of (the post-Katrina reconstruction) contracts awarded were awarded to companies from outside the three worst-affected states, according to a report released by CorpWatch, a nonprofit corporate watchdog group.

After months of controversy and Congressional hearings, companies from Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama had increased their share of the total contracts to a combined 16.6 percent, or $1.17 billion, of the $6 billion in total contracts FEMA had awarded nationwide by July 2006, according to the report. The report on Gulf Coast reconstruction construction contracts is available at

Delivered directly to your inbox, World Crane Week Newsletter features the pick of the breaking news stories, product launches, show reports and more from KHL's world-class editorial team.
Latest News
CCO exams will transition to digital by 2024
CCO unveiled its technology initiative to move all written exams to the computer through the introduction of a new test administration modality known as Event Online Testing (EOT). 
Maxim Crane Works names new vice presidents
Maxim has appointed four new regional vice presidents and the creation of new geographic regions across the U.S.
Palfinger names new North American VP
Ismael Daneluz has joined Palfinger’s North American region in the executive capacity. 
D.Ann Shiffler Editor, American Cranes & Transport Tel: +1 512 869 8838 E-mail:
Matt Burk VP Sales Tel: +1 312 496 3314 E-mail: