IDOT to Host Public Meetings on Target Market Program, New Financing Initiatives
CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will
be hosting three public meetings this month to obtain feedback
on the Target Market Program and to make Disadvantaged Business
Enterprise (DBE) firms aware of new initiatives to address their
specific financial needs.
The meetings will be taking place at the following locations,
beginning at 11:30 a.m.:
- Dec. 14 – Carter G. Woodson Regional Library, 9525 S.
Halsted St., Chicago.
- Dec. 15 – The Gateway Building, 200 Northeast Water St.,
- Dec. 16 – East St. Louis Public Library, 5300 State St.,
East St. Louis.
Earlier this year, Governor Quinn announced the Target Market
Program, which identifies state-funded projects for bidding by
minority and women-owned firms and encourages eligible firms to
become qualified DBE contractors and subcontractors.
At the three public meetings, contractors and subcontractors
will be invited to share their experiences with the Target
Market Program to assist IDOT with making future improvements to
increase participation. Staff with IDOT also will be outlining a
new initiative designed to help DBE firms obtain the necessary
financing and bonding to qualify for the bidding process.