CHICAGO -- As the 1060 Project comes to a conclusion this year with the restoration of Wrigley Field and the surrounding real estate development called Gallagher Way, the Chicago Cubs and Hickory Street Capital (HSC) today announced that more than $90 million in construction contracts were awarded to diverse and women-owned enterprises since October 2014.

...The Cubs hired Chicago-based diversity and inclusion consulting firm Target Group to oversee and execute the diversity and inclusion plan for the project. Working with the 1060 Project team, which included the Cubs, HSC, CAA ICON, Pepper Construction, Clune Construction and Walsh Construction, Target Group worked with the project managers and contractors to identify meaningful opportunities for M/WBE participation prior to beginning of each phase.

“To achieve meaningful diversity and inclusion goals, whether they are mandated or voluntary, requires committed leadership from owners and general contractors,” said Target Group President Joe Williams. “We commend the Ricketts family, CAA ICON, Pepper Construction, Walsh Construction and Clune Construction for their commitment to achieve ownership’s ambitious voluntary goals.”...

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