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Construction Inclusion

A key opportunity for economic opportunity is through construction inclusion.  The LeBow College of Business Economic Opportunity Plan Oversight Committee has defined diversity participation goals and reporting requirements for the new LeBow building construction project, based on best and good faith efforts, and with goals for contract and workforce diversity.  The Committee reports 59,955 man-hours (out of 200,558 total man-hours for the project) or 30% local (Philadelphia) participation, since the beginning of construction to 3/31/13; Philadelphia subcontractors' contract values account for 17% of total project committed value. The Chestnut Square project reports 81,364 man-hours out of 234,378 total project for Philadelphia residents, or 35%; of the project so far; Philadelphia subcontractors' contract values account for 17% of total project committed value.