AMERICAN DBE MAGAZINE: Equity in Infrastructure Project Promoting Wealth Creation for Historically Underutilized Businesses

Federal regulations creating programs to increase business opportunities for small and diverse businesses have traditionally focused on participation as the key metric of success. The assumption, or hope, in these programs, is that increased participation by historically underutilized businesses in contracting opportunities will result in economic advancement and greater wealth creation for these entrepreneurs, ultimately leading to the advancement of underserved communities.

Programs such as the U.S.

METRO MAGAZINE: LA Metro, AECOM, Lochner, Trades Sign Equity Pledge

Fourteen public and private sector infrastructure executives signed the Equity in Infrastructure Project (EIP) Pledge. EIP launched its California Plan initiative at ENR’s L.A. Infrastructure Forum on Nov. 20. The Forum brought together hundreds of infrastructure leaders from across the Southland and the nation, who marked the second anniversary of the federal infrastructure law as the 10 Freeway was reopened after emergency repairs.