Rep. Wheatley and House Appropriations Chairman Dwight Evans delivered a $1 million check to an Allegheny County non-profit agency. The money will leverage an additional $3 million in foundation and local funds so that minority- and women-owned businesses can compete for large-scale construction projects in Western Pennsylvania. Pictured from left to right: Rep. Bill Kortz; Rep. Frank Dermody; Peter Speaks, deputy secretary and special advisor to Gov. Ed Rendell for minority, women-owned and disadvantaged business development; Marc Little, executive director, Minority & Women Educational Labor Agency; Wheatley; Evans; Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato and Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl.
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