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  • ODOT Disparity Study 2016

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Report on the Use of Federal Funds to Increase Diversity and Prepare those Entering the Highway Construction Workforce (ORS 184.866)
ODOT’s Workforce Development Program - Designed to help build a diverse and skilled construction workforce is a good investment for the state of Oregon and its people.
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Real Help for Working Oregonians
Learn more about the impact of supportive services contracts - help to Oregonians to explore and potentially become an apprentice, and help completing an apprenticeship once there.
Interested in Highway Construction?
Watch a video to get a glimpse of what is available and read about some of the programs.
Notice of Proposed FTA 2015-2017 DBE Goal
ODOT proposes an overall DBE goal of 8% for Federal Transit Administration (FTA)-funded projects for FFY 2015 - 2017. The agency expects the overall goal to be met through neutral measures.
Public Notice
Summary Rationale
Notice of Proposed FHWA 2014-2016 DBE Goal
ODOT will review the proposed 12.29% Goal and hear comments from the public. All interested parties are invited to attend.
Public Notice
Summary Rationale
Meeting Slides
Small Business Profile
Matthews has found something valuable in every setting. He owns Pacificmark Construction, a small outfit that often serves as a subcontractor on large projects. He and his wife Debra decided, after a dozen years in the business, to step things up and try to build their business.
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Oregon Small Business Initiative
The Oregon Department of Transportation, the Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs, and the Oregon-Columbia Chapter of the Associated General Contractors have joined forces.
What does the initiative do?
  1. Train MWESBs and subcontractors on general business subjects, with additional ODOT-specific information that could include training with specific prime contractors
  2. Train prime contractors on diversity, mentoring, and small business issues
  3. Facilitate networking between MWESBs and prime contractors

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