It’s Not Just What We Build.
It’s Who Builds It.

Join public agencies across the country committed to increasing the number, size and proportion of contracts going to Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs*) in the infrastructure space.

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Milestone Convening of ‘Equity in Infrastructure Project’

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EIP Advisory Council

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What EIP Does

By signing our pledge, public agencies commit to actions that advance our mission to build generational wealth and reduce the racial wealth gap by creating more prime, joint venture and equity contracting opportunities for HUBs. EIP also works with federal, state and local government, as well as NGOs and the private sector.

EIP was founded by Denver International Airport CEO Phillip A. Washington, former US Deputy Secretary of Transportation John D. Porcari and others in anticipation of the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and to advance President Biden’s Justice40 Initiative and his executive order 13985 on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities pledging to increase by 2026 the share of federal contracts that go to small and disadvantaged businesses. Our work is supported by Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs, Social Impact Fund, HNTB, STV, Anser Advisory, The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and The James Irvine Foundation.

Fact Sheet


Supporters

Let's Do Better Together

1%

BLACK-OWNED BUSINESS REVENUE

As a share of the revenue generated by white-owned businesses

$2trillion

Spent Annually

By federal, state, and local governments on goods, services and construction, making them key customers for businesses

18%

Share of U.S. businessES with employees

Owned by Black, Hispanic, Asian or Native Americans

9%

Share of all federal spending in FY2020

Spent on minority-owned small businesses