Creating a More Equitable and Inclusive Chicago Region

Ten years ago, the University of Chicago’s Office of Business Diversity launched a symposium to connect minority and women-owned businesses to the University and the University of Chicago Medicine for contract opportunities. The model is now being replicated across the US.

As the largest private employer in the city, the University of Chicago has a lot of spending and employment power.

Read the article by the Metropolitan Planning Council on how the university’s budget and financial prowess is connected to the institution’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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