Business Diversity

The City has a 25% Minority-Owned, Women-Owned, and Evanston-based business (M/W/EBEs) participation goal for all contracts of $20,000 or more.

M/W/EBE Specifications

Contractors or consultants seeking to respond to an Invitation to Bid, a Request for Proposal or Request for Qualifications should refer to the M/W/EBE Specifications for information pertaining to the City's 25% M/W/EBE participation goals.  Any questions regarding opportunities for M/W/EBEs or M/W/EBE compliance should be directed to the City Purchasing Office: Tammi Turner, 847.866.2935

M/W/EBE Development Committee

A Minority Business Advisory Committee was first established in 1991 by the City Manager’s Office to counsel the City Manager in an advisory capacity. In 1997, the City Council approved a recommendation to reorganize the Minority Business Enterprise Advisory Committee. As described in Resolution 71-R-97, the reconstituted Committee would advise Council on the development and implementation of an M/W/EBE program for the City of Evanston. M/W/EBE Development Committee

Local Employment Program

In an effort to increase hiring of economically disadvantaged Evanston residents, the City of Evanston’s Local Employment Program (LEP) Ordinance, Section1-17-1 (C) of the Evanston City Code, was created.  The intent of the LEP is to have qualified Evanston Residents employed at the construction site as laborers, apprentices and journeymen in such trades as electrical, HVAC, carpentry, masonry, concrete, finishing, truck drivers and other construction occupations necessary for the project. Residents interested in pursuing an apprenticeship in a previously mentioned trade can refer to the ongoing Apprentices Programs provided. Evanston residents must complete a Verification of Residency Form and provide proof to substantiate residency. Information provided will be entered into the City of Evanston Local Resident Database directory.

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Economic Development

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Business Directories

Staff has created a 2013 City of Evanston Business Directory to help prime contractors or lead consultants find potential M/W/EBE firms to participate on City-funded project bids. 
 

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Historical Documents

DJ Miller Associates Disparity Study - April 1996

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