Thursday, August 25, 2016

Rauner Trying To Curb Discrimination Against Business Owners

Governor Bruce Rauner is touting a new program aimed at helping minority-owned businesses in the IT industry.

The governor attended the Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce's annual convention in East Peoria Wednesday to talk about what's known as the "shelter marketplace." A shelter market is a state contract that only businesses owned by women, minorities and people with disabilities will be able to bid on.

Rauner says a study that found a history of discrimination against women, minorities and people with disabilities prompted the initiative.

Information provided by WEEK HOI-19

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