Earlier this year, we shared exciting details about the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor project, which will transform the Tri-State and our construction industry.
As Stefan Spinosa and Thomas Arnold told us, this incredibly large undertaking needs talented individuals to make much-needed improvements to the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky area. In fact, they estimate that, at peak construction, there will be 500 laborers working on site.
To say that this is a project of opportunity would be an understatement.
Now, it’s time to get the right people in line to begin work. To do so, the project team has created an informative page for businesses and individuals to learn more about the opportunities available.
No matter how many years you’ve been working in the industry or what you specialize in, the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project needs you. With a project of this size, there is a tremendous opportunity awaiting. We’ve linked their resources for Ohioans below for your convenience:
Resources for DBE
- ODOT/Division of Opportunity, Diversity, & Inclusion
- ODOT/ODI Office of Civil Rights Compliance
- ODOT/ODI Office of Outreach
- Ohio Unified Certification Program/DBE Certification
- Ohio Unified DBE Directory
- Ohio DBE/ACDBE Online Application
- ODOT DBE Supportive Services
Resources for Consultants & Contractors
- ODOT/ODI Office of Business & Economic Opportunity (OBEO)
- ODOT Office of Consultant/Professional Services
- ODOT Consultant/Professional Services Pre-Qualification Information
- ODOT Construction Pre-Qualification Information
GI Bill and Apprenticeship Information
As you can see, the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor project team is looking for people from all walks of life and every skill level, as well as businesses of every size. According to their website, the project team “is committed to diverse and inclusive participation in both workforce and business engagement that is reflective of the richly diverse region in which we live and work.” Their commitment includes a Diversity & Inclusion Outreach advisory committee that is working with small, minority, women-owned, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE).
Their most recent DBE Networking Event was on March 7th. Click the links below to explore materials from previous Diversity & Inclusion Outreach Committee Materials.
- Diversity & Inclusion Committee Meeting Presentation (January 25, 2023)
- DBE Information Session Presentation (December 7, 2022).
- Diversity & Inclusion Committee Meeting Presentation (November 7, 2022)
After you’ve reviewed the resources above, we recommend you sign up for updates and send your direct questions to the team on the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project site. We at I Build Am erica – Ohio are always here to support you, too.
Be sure to check back on the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor project page for regular updates. As the project moves forward, there will be additional opportunities to get involved in the project and make an impact on the region, your business, and your individual career.
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