A report released Thursday shows that less than one percent of the $664 million Boston gave for contracts and professional goods last year went to minority or women-owned businesses, according to the Boston Globe.

This was the first time this information has been made public since an ordinance was passed that requires quarterly reporting on discretionary contracts.

“This is something that something could be done about,” WGBH News' Callie Crossley told Boston Public Radio Friday. "This is all about intention. You can say anything you want to say, but it only happens if there is some intentionality about it. ... The first step is paying attention."

Crossley joined Boston Public Radio to talk about this and more.