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ODOT Presents Disadvantaged Business Enterprises & Contractor Conference in Norman

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Jan. 30, 2018
PR# 18-003

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation Civil Rights Division is presenting a free, one day conference for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises on Feb. 16 called "Making Every Connection Count: Diversity & Inclusion!"

The event is a valuable networking opportunity for DBE firms, contractors, consultants, municipalities and anyone interested in opportunities to grow their firm. For more information about DBE firms and to review qualifications to become a DBE, visit under Doing Business or call the Civil Rights Division at 405-521-3186.

This year's conference will focus on making connections and building relationships through networking with DBE firms and prime contractors/consultants. Rooms will be set up where the two groups can visit and discuss ways they can collaborate and create new joint ventures. Another room will provide history and current information on minorities in transportation and will feature some of ODOT's minority and female leaders along with a Civil Rights Division panel to answer questions. The conference also provides a total of five Professional Development Hours for Professional Engineers.

The event:
Friday, Feb. 16
7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
National Center for Employee Development Conference Center & Hotel
2801 State Highway 9
Norman, OK

Each business entity will be in the foyer to discuss various programs and contract opportunities through ODOT's Environmental, Transit and Procurement Divisions along with the City of Oklahoma City, Will Rogers World Airport, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality and Embark to name a few. In addition, ODOT Executive Director Mike Patterson will make opening remarks and Bobby Stem, Executive Director of the Association of Oklahoma General Contractors and state Sen. Anastasia Pittman will also be attending and speaking, among others.

To register for the conference, visit Hotel reservations, if needed, should be made directly through the hotel at (405) 447-9000.

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(Editors and News Directors: For questions, please call the ODOT Media & Public Relations Division at 405-521-6000.)

Last Modified on Oct 23, 2020
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