IL Tollway Pushes for More Participation by Minority Contractors

Daily Herald (Arlington Heights) reports, “Facing a shortfall in minority contractors, Illinois tollway directors Wednesday [July 20] took steps to increase participation by businesses owned by women, Hispanics, blacks and Asians” in its construction programs. The report adds that the agency will offer mentoring and training for minority businesses and will look at offering incentives to big construction companies to hire more minority-owned subcontractors.