Increased Contract Participation for MBEs in Construction


The City Council passed Mayor Emanuel’s plan to extend the city’s Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Construction Program until 2020 and expand its participation goals. Under the ordinance, the program’s goals for construction projects have increased to 26 percent minority-owned business (from 24 percent) and six percent women-owned business (from four percent). Official Press Release

Minority business owners are encouraged to attend the 49th Annual Chicago Business Opportunity Fair on April 21-22, 2016.  MBEs certified under the National Minority Supplier Development Council are eligible to participate in Corporate 1-on-1s meetings and all minority firms are welcomed to the CBOF49 Trade Fair on Friday, April 22nd.

Registration for CBOF49 is open for online reservations at

For assistance please contact the ChicagoMSDC at 312-755-8880.