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Rockford workers learn about state-funded construction projects

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A program held Tuesday got contractors, designers, and suppliers up-to-speed on the Illinois Jobs Now! program and how to get involved.

The program was sponsored by several state representatives and senators and was conducted by the Capital Development Board, which manages all state-funded, non-road construction projects. Topics discussed include project delivery methods; the Minority and Female Business Enterprise Programs; requirements and opportunities for architects, engineers, and designers; and how people can become pre-qualified to bid on state construction projects.

"These are part of a series of outreach efforts that are being held throughout the state to keep the construction industry involved in the $31 billion, three-year Illinois Jobs Now! capital program that is creating about 439,000 construction jobs," CDB Executive Director Jim Underwood said. "The program will also give firms who may not have done state construction work in the past the opportunity to network with key CDB personnel, and to learn the basic requirements for participating in state construction projects, including pre-qualification."

The program was held at the Rock Valley College Woodward Technology Center.

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