HACIA (Hispanic American Construction Industry Association)

A 501 (c) (6) organization founded in 1979, the Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA) works to ensure the equitable participation of its constituents in the construction industry, while also promoting the growth, quality of work, professionalism and integrity of these individuals and businesses.HACIA, a 41-year-old, not-for-profit business organization works to provide technical assistance to MBE, WBE and DBE firms with the goal of developing long-term sustainability & capacity. HACIA represents more than 300 companies that include everything from professional service firms to construction-related businesses, collectively employing approximately 7,000 workers with an annual economic impact of over $400 million

About

The Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA) works to ensure the equitable participation of its constituents in the construction industry, while also promoting the growth, quality of work, professionalism and integrity of these individuals and businesses. We have fought for diversity in the construction world for over 40 years, and continue to clear paths of opportunity for Minority- and Woman-owned Business Enterprises across the Midwest. From advocating for public policy, providing the tools necessary to seize and succeed at new business opportunities and providing training and education that assist Hispanics in growing their own construction-related businesses, HACIA believes in pushing its community beyond what have become traditional roles for Hispanics in the construction industry. HACIA represents more than 300 companies that include everything from professional service firms to construction-related businesses, collectively employing approximately 7,000 workers with an annual economic impact of over $400 million

Services

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator

Economic and Site Development

  • Environmental Compliance
  • Revitalization
  • Tax Credits

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Apprenticeship
  • Workforce Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program

Mentoring

  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking and Associations

  • Industry Specific
  • Small Business/General

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Hispanic Business

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Bid Matching and Preparation
  • Obtaining Certification
  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts
  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Subcontracting Opportunities

Starting a Business

  • Forming a Business
  • Startup Business Counseling

Technical Assistance

  • Virtual Consulting and Online Services

Training

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Online Courses and Videos
Primary ContactJuan Calahorrano
Address650 W. Lake St
Unit 415
Chicaog, IL 60634
Phone(312) 575-0389 x3105