Corporate and Continuing Education
Construction Business Development Center

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

Construction Business Development Center

The "Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future" program is a 15-year, $12 billion capital program, with Small Business Set Aside (SBSA) projects from $50,000 up to $1,000,000 and unbundled projects up to $5,000,000. Qualify to make competitive bids on these projects with FREE assistance from the CBDC.

Learning the Tollway Bid Process

Through one-on-one counseling sessions and conversations with our Construction Business Specialist, 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 select community colleges, including Prairie State College.


Paul Murtagh
Coordinator, Construction Business Development Center
Prairie State College