As part of its ongoing commitment to ensure diversity and inclusion in purchasing goods and services, the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) hosted a presentation and networking event for minority- and women-owned businesses. During the late July networking session, MBE/WBE businesses had the opportunity to meet one-on-one and explore potential partnerships with architectural design firms planning to submit proposals for work on the McCormick Place Entertainment District Event Center. The 10,000-seat Event Center will serve as an anchor for the planned McCormick Place Entertainment District. Scheduled for completion in the fall of 2016, it will be a multi-purpose facility serving as a general session hall for large business and professional meetings. It also will host special events and concerts and serve as home court for DePaul University men’s and women’s basketball.
Learn more about the process for the selection of Design Architect by visiting www.mpea.com under the link “Doing Business / Current Opportunities”.