How Allina Health builds diversity into big construction projects

[Allina Health Newsroom, June 12, 2024] Allina Health is committed to diversity in all aspects of its work, including big construction plans.

“We build it right into the project,” Facilities Management Vice President Tony LaCroix-Dalluhn said. “We expect our contractors to deliver on that.”

For projects with price tags over $2 million, Allina Health requires that 15% of hard construction costs, including materials and labor, be dedicated to supporting minority or women-owned businesses — some located in the neighborhood around Allina’s south Minneapolis headquarters.

“The focus is how can we do our business in this neighborhood, support this neighborhood, and really leave a lasting impression,” said Tony.

Watch the video below to learn more about how Allina Health ensures its growth is good for local BIPOC businesses like Banks Electric.

Posted on June 12, 2024 in DEI

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