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Construction Business Development Center

If you are a small, minority- or women-owned business, the Construction Business Development Center (CBDC) is here to help you "Move Illinois."

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The "Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future" program is a 15-year, $12 billion capital program, with unbundled projects ranging from $50,000 to $5,000,000. Qualify to make competitive bids on these projects with free help from the CBDC. 

Learning the Tollway Bid Process 
Through one-on-one counseling sessions and conversations with our Construction Business Consultant, as well as other special educational events, you'll learn what you need to know to do business with the Illinois Tollway system. We'll tackle such topics as:

  • Finance & accounting
  • Insurance
  • Bonding
  • Estimating & bidding
  • Doing business with the Illinois Tollway
  • How to be successful as a subcontractor
  • Tools for technology
  • Project management
  • Safety & field operations
  • Business and marketing plan development

The CBDC Network
The Construction Business Development Center is a collaboration between the Illinois Tollway and the Illinois Community College Board in partnership with four community colleges: Prairie State College, Moraine College, South Suburban College and Waubonsee Community College.