City Council Passes Graduation Phase-Out Program for Minority and Women Owned Businesses

March 14, 2012



The Chicago City Council approved an ordinance that will create a graduation phase-out program for minority- and women-owned businesses. Mayor Emanuel announced this program in January, at a visit to the Chatham Business Association, along with Jamie Rhee, the Commissioner of the City’s Department of Procurement. The program will help minority- and women-owned businesses “graduate” from the city’s Minority and Women Business Enterprise (“MWBE”) program and transition into the marketplace.


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