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ECONOMIC IMPACT

The University of Chicago Medicine remains committed to working with minority- and women-owned business enterprises (MBE/WBE) on its many high-level construction and development projects. Not only is this collective of business owners vital to achieving long-term goals of growth and sustainability, they provide job opportunities and significantly impact the local economies of communities served by UChicago Medicine.

46

MBE/WBE FIRMS

45%

OF ALL WORKERS WERE

MINORITY OR FEMALE

308

MINORITY OR FEMALE

ON-SITE CONSTRUCTION WORKERS

The new garage, known as Parking B, is an example of one such collaboration. Forty-six minority-owned firms were contracted to work on the $85 million project to create more than 1,700 additional parking spaces on the UChicago Medicine campus. Nearly 700 construction workers were employed over the two-year project, 45 percent of whom were minority or female.

PARKING

Job Creation

$29

MILLION IN CONTRACTS

awarded and paid to MBE/WBE firms*

$10.5

MILLION IN IN WAGES to MINORITY AND FEMALE WORKERS

*as of August 2015

Job Training Since 2012, 27 Chicago Public Schools students with various cognitive and physical disabilities have received job training at the University of Chicago Medicine through collaboration with the Southside Occupational Academy. Brandon Logan is one of eight graduates of the program to earn a part-time job in food services or environmental services at the medical center.

“I am so proud to have a job at the University of Chicago Medicine. I want to work hard and make my boss and my principal very proud of me.” Brandon Logan Southside Occupational Academy student

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2014 Community Benefit Report: The University of Chicago Medicine