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.