Background and Mission

Background

The Illinois Utilities Business Diversity Council (IUBDC) was formed June 11, 2015 as a forum for best practice sharing and information exchange among Illinois’ utilities with a focus on advancing the growth and utilization of diverse businesses in the state of Illinois. The founding members of the IUBDC include Ameren Illinois, ComEd, Illinois American Water, Nicor Gas, North Shore Gas and Peoples Gas.

Vision

The Council’s vision is to advance the effectiveness of business diversity initiatives among our respective utility companies, and to encourage diverse businesses to forge effective working relationships with utilities to help develop a strong economy and a productive environment for growth and access to diverse businesses. The Council will provide education, information, and technical assistance, as an active resource for utility stakeholders on issues of business diversity.