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 http://cbof49.eventbrite.com.
For assistance please contact the ChicagoMSDC at 312-755-8880.