Construction Business Development Center

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What is the Construction Business Development Center?

The Construction Business Development Center (CBDC) is focused on developing flexible, customized support and technical assistance to provide small, minority- and women-owned firms in the construction industry with the tools and knowledge to help them grow and succeed.

The CBDC provides one-on-one support to assist your company to compete for and win opportunities to participate as subcontractors and prime contractors as part of the Illinois Tollway’s 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.

How it works

  1. Work directly with a Construction Business Specialist who will help create a business profile and action plan

  2. Create an individualized Technical Assistance Plan:
    • Outline technical assistance components of your needs
    • Map individual progress toward your goals
    • Get to the point of submitting bid packets to the Tollway
  3. Provide customized technical assistance via one or a combination of:
    • Personalized assistance – typically done with a consultant or other entity that has a particular expertise
    • Seminars/workshops – could be individual or group offering with both classroom and online availability
    • Access to entities with particular expertise.

Technical assistance may include:

  • Finance and accounting
  • Insurance
  • Bonding
  • Estimating and bidding
  • Doing business with the Illinois Tollway
  • How to be successful as a subcontractor
  • Tools for technology
  • Project management
  • Safety and field operations
  • Business and marketing plan development

Depending on your needs, the above includes a variety of services such as one-on-one counseling, workshops, seminars, networking events, and post-training assistance.

For more information please call or complete the CBDC contact form and fax or email it to:

Latasha Binder

Construction Business Specialist

Construction Business Development Center
South Suburban College
Phone: (708) 225-5896
Fax: (708) 225-6028
lbinder@ssc.edu

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