MGM MIRAGE and Perini Building Company Launch Nationwide Outreach
to Find Diverse Contractors for CityCenter
• Construction and Business Management Training Program created to prepare
contractors for work on $7 billion project
LAS VEGAS –March 14, 2007- MGM MIRAGE and Perini Building Company have launched a nationwide campaign to identify qualified minority, women, and disadvantaged-owned business enterprises (MWDBEs) to participate in the construction of a $7 billion construction project underway in Las Vegas known as CityCenter. Recently, the two companies began distributing brochures and promotional videos to interested companies. Perini is the general contractor overseeing all construction of CityCenter.
Additionally, MGM MIRAGE and Perini have created the Construction and Business Management Training Program for diverse contractors who are awarded work on the CityCenter project. The program, which is provided free of cost to participants, will provide contractors with information to strengthen their business and leadership skills, increase project management efficiency and optimize project success.
“One of our primary goals is to include as many qualified construction diversity firms as possible as we build CityCenter,” said Anderine Cowan, MGM MIRAGE’s Construction Diversity Manager. “We have spent the past year reaching out to companies in Las Vegas and now we are expanding the search throughout the U.S. There are numerous opportunities for us to engage contractors.”
The outreach supports MGM MIRAGE’s corporate policy that requires diverse participation in all construction bids.
CityCenter is currently the largest privately-funded construction project in the U.S. Anchored on 76 acres, the development will include a 4,000-room hotel tower, casino and convention center; two luxury condominium towers; and two non-gaming hotels. CityCenter will also have 500,000 square feet of retail stores, cafes, galleries, bars and jazz clubs.
MWDBEs outside of the Las Vegas area who are interested in opportunities at CityCenter are encouraged to contact the Perini Building Company by visiting www.perini.com; emailing firstname.lastname@example.org; or by calling 702-650-4329. Qualifications needed include a current letter of certification, a Nevada contractor’s license, union affiliation and a surety letter from a bonding company.
Reggie Burton, (702) 650-7438 or email@example.com
(702) 650-7439 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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