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During Building Boom, Chair of Housing Advisory Commission Urges Equal Opportunity for Contractors

     Workers of color “often don’t get rained up to be superintendent or foreman, they get dedicated to labor on-site,” McCoy said.  “Construction has not done its best job in marketing itself as a career pathway for all communities. We’ve coined it ‘the FBI,’ because the way to get into construction is through your father or brother-in-law. Most of our businesses on the minority- or majority-owned side have been family-owned businesses. But I’m looking at affordable housing, knowing a lot of minorities live in it. They should see folks who look like them building the projects.” […]