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Business First, Arena sparks KentuckianaWorks program

Pipeline project puts minorities, women to work in construction

Date Published: 2/2/2011

By all accounts the KentuckianaWorks Construction Pipeline Project has been a success not only as a way to train and place women and minorities in building trades professions but also as a model of public, private, community and organized labor cooperation.

“We all had to get around the table, and there was some give and take,” said Ben Richmond, president and CEO of the Louisville Urban League, one of the key players in the pipeline project. “But at the end of the day, we made it work.”

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