Abaci Research specializes in research and consulting on issues related to minority, women and disadvantaged business enterprises, government contracting and goal setting, conducting or soliciting Disparity or Availability studies and M/W/DBE program review.

Kim Stewart started ARC in December 2011 after working for years as an analyst and Assistant Project Director for Disparity Studies at another consulting firm.

Ms. Stewart holds a B.S. in Organizational Communication, summa cum laude, and a M.S. in Organizational Leadership and Ethics from St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas.

ARC is staffed with the most experienced researchers in the country on identifying, collecting and preparing data for statistical analysis. Ms. Stewart has directed data collection on more than 30 Disparity or Availability studies. Her experience includes all aspects of quantitative and qualitative data identification and collection and preparation for analyses.

We have over 10 years experience in research related to affirmative action programs in public contracting.



Our experience includes working with many local and state governments: 

North Carolina Department of Transportation
Maryland Department of Transportation
Washington Department of Transportation
Minnesota Department of Transportation
Hawai’i Department of Transportation
Missouri Department of Transportation

State of Missouri

New York State
Illinois Central Management Services
Division of Capital Asset Management, MA

Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority
Jackson Municipal Airport Authority
Tampa International Airport
Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority
Salt Lake City Department of Airports

Regional Transportation Authority


Pace Bus Service

Illinois State Toll Highway Authority
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

City of Fayetteville, Public Works Commission
City of Minneapolis
City of Baltimore
City of Austin
City of Houston
City of Cleveland
City of Chicago
City and County of Denver

Kansas City MO Consortium

Dallas County and Parkland Health & Hospital System

Augusta-Richmond County
Cook County, IL
Broward County, FL

Newark Public Schools

Greater Chicago Metropolitan Water Reclamation District
North East Ohio Regional Sewer District

Transportation Research Board, NCHRP