IEI’s CEO, Michael Sutton, PE joined leaders from agencies and firms at ENR’s LA Infrastructure Forum to sign the Equity in Infrastructure Project (EIP) pledge.
The EIP aims to create a more equitable distribution of the funds made available by the $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act by creating more prime, JV, and equity contracting opportunities for historically underutilized businesses (HUBs), thereby contributing to the growth of generational wealth and the reduction of the racial wealth gap in our industry.
IEI recognizes the importance of contracting programs that help level the playing field for M/D/WBE firms by opening opportunities for smaller firms to demonstrate their capabilities and learn through partnering.
IEI appreciates and supports the vision of Denver International Airport CEO Phillip A. Washington, former US Deputy Secretary of Transportation John D. Porcari, and others who had the foresight to found EIP. We look forward to working with the leaders of the firms and agencies who also support and signed the EIP in advancing this important initiative.