Everybody Builds is a coalition of contractors, developers, labor and trade groups, and corporations working to improve the diversity of workers in Philadelphia’s construction industry. GBCA is a proud partner of Everybody Builds, and we look forward to help create and support sustainable change that works with and strengthens Philadelphia’s commercial construction industry.
From The Philadelphia Tribune:
It marks the first time such a group has come together to work towards a goal of diversifying an industry that activists have criticized and protested against for many years. According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 figures about 5.1% of construction workers in the U.S. were Black and about one in 10 were women. …
Together, the groups representing Everybody Builds expect to generate $10 billion in construction and development in the Philadelphia in the next decade. Collaborating partners include the Bellwether District/Hilco Redevelopment Partners, the Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council (a coalition of more than 50 labor unions), Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council or Carpenters, General Building Contractors Association, the 76ers, Campus Apartments, Mosaic Development Partners, University of Pennsylvania, Penn Medicine, Drexel University, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Temple University.
The initiative will also identify diverse businesses that are seeking to grow and support these businesses with access to capital, bonding, estimating and insurance and help them identify and connect to contracting opportunities led by collaborating partners in the program.