Mayor Emanuel, Department of Procurement Services Report More Than $400 Million In 2016 Contract Payments To Minority, Women Owned Firms

October 28, 2016

City implements record number of reforms to promote business growth and create job opportunities throughout Chicago's diverse communities

During today's budget hearing, the Department of Procurement Services (DPS) announced that Minority-owned Business Enterprises (MBE) and Women-owned Business Enterprises (WBE) were paid more than $400 million between January 2016 and September 2016. These payments complement the work the Mayor and DPS have accomplished this year by passing a number of reform ordinances to promote business and job growth in Chicago neighborhoods and make the City's procurement processes more transparent, honest and accountable to the public.

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