Tuscaloosa Builds, is a City of Tuscaloosa program to help disadvantaged and women-and minority-owned businesses participate in City construction contracts.

Tuscaloosa Builds will kick off a series of free monthly education sessions for contractors with Contracting Basics on Thursday  July 17, 2014 from 5 to 7p.m. at the EDGE, located at 800 22nd Ave. The education series will be held on the third Thursday

of each month. Each session will be held at the EDGE from 5 to 7 p.m. For more info, visit www.tuscaloosa.com/recovery or call Tuscaloosa 311 at 205-248-5311.