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Events



May 2022


Full DBE and Workforce Collaborative

The DBE and Workforce Collaborative is an advisory group of stakeholders from various industry groups interested in DBE and workforce diversity. The Collaborative’s goal is to increase the diversity of firms and people of color and women participation in the construction industry to reflect the demographics of the State of Minnesota by: Building the future workforce, expanding existing business and workforce skills, ensuring transparency, and connecting people and firms with each other. It is an open group that welcomes the participation of all who support the goal. Any organization or individual committed to the goal may participate by attending a Collaborative meeting.

DBE program overview

Learn about the DBE program for projects with the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Metropolitan Airports Commission, Met Council, and the City of Minneapolis. To participate in the DBE program, your firm must be a small business that is at least 51% owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individual(s). Learn how the government agencies use the program, certification basics, and the benefits of having the certification.

Results and Transparency Committee

The Results and Transparency workgroup reviews and monitors the projects, workforce goals, and progress in hiring women and people of color on highway construction projects.


June 2022


Worksite Cooperation Committee

This Collaborative subcommittee identifies worksite issues related to workforce diversity and develops recommendations to ensure construction worksites are respectful and welcoming to all.

Leadership Committee Meeting

The Leadership Committee is a subcommittee of the Collaborative that establishes agendas for Collaborative meetings, makes recommendations to the full Collaborative, and provides oversight and direction to the subcommittees.

Results and Transparency Committee

The Results and Transparency workgroup reviews and monitors the projects, workforce goals, and progress in hiring women and people of color on highway construction projects.

Youth Outreach Committee

This Collaborative subcommittee identifies recruitment strategies and educational opportunities.


July 2022


Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Committee

The DBE committee identifies issues and recommendations related to building capacity, utilization, and sustainability of DBE firms.

Full DBE and Workforce Collaborative

The DBE and Workforce Collaborative is an advisory group of stakeholders from various industry groups interested in DBE and workforce diversity. The Collaborative’s goal is to increase the diversity of firms and people of color and women participation in the construction industry to reflect the demographics of the State of Minnesota by: Building the future workforce, expanding existing business and workforce skills, ensuring transparency, and connecting people and firms with each other. It is an open group that welcomes the participation of all who support the goal. Any organization or individual committed to the goal may participate by attending a Collaborative meeting.

Results and Transparency Committee

The Results and Transparency workgroup reviews and monitors the projects, workforce goals, and progress in hiring women and people of color on highway construction projects.


August 2022


Worksite Cooperation Committee

This Collaborative subcommittee identifies worksite issues related to workforce diversity and develops recommendations to ensure construction worksites are respectful and welcoming to all.

Leadership Committee Meeting

The Leadership Committee is a subcommittee of the Collaborative that establishes agendas for Collaborative meetings, makes recommendations to the full Collaborative, and provides oversight and direction to the subcommittees.

Results and Transparency Committee

The Results and Transparency workgroup reviews and monitors the projects, workforce goals, and progress in hiring women and people of color on highway construction projects.


September 2022


Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Committee

The DBE committee identifies issues and recommendations related to building capacity, utilization, and sustainability of DBE firms.

Full DBE and Workforce Collaborative

The DBE and Workforce Collaborative is an advisory group of stakeholders from various industry groups interested in DBE and workforce diversity. The Collaborative’s goal is to increase the diversity of firms and people of color and women participation in the construction industry to reflect the demographics of the State of Minnesota by: Building the future workforce, expanding existing business and workforce skills, ensuring transparency, and connecting people and firms with each other. It is an open group that welcomes the participation of all who support the goal. Any organization or individual committed to the goal may participate by attending a Collaborative meeting.

Youth Outreach Committee

This Collaborative subcommittee identifies recruitment strategies and educational opportunities.

Results and Transparency Committee

The Results and Transparency workgroup reviews and monitors the projects, workforce goals, and progress in hiring women and people of color on highway construction projects.


October 2022


Worksite Cooperation Committee

This Collaborative subcommittee identifies worksite issues related to workforce diversity and develops recommendations to ensure construction worksites are respectful and welcoming to all.

Leadership Committee Meeting

The Leadership Committee is a subcommittee of the Collaborative that establishes agendas for Collaborative meetings, makes recommendations to the full Collaborative, and provides oversight and direction to the subcommittees.

Results and Transparency Committee

The Results and Transparency workgroup reviews and monitors the projects, workforce goals, and progress in hiring women and people of color on highway construction projects.


November 2022


Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Committee

The DBE committee identifies issues and recommendations related to building capacity, utilization, and sustainability of DBE firms.

Full DBE and Workforce Collaborative

The DBE and Workforce Collaborative is an advisory group of stakeholders from various industry groups interested in DBE and workforce diversity. The Collaborative’s goal is to increase the diversity of firms and people of color and women participation in the construction industry to reflect the demographics of the State of Minnesota by: Building the future workforce, expanding existing business and workforce skills, ensuring transparency, and connecting people and firms with each other. It is an open group that welcomes the participation of all who support the goal. Any organization or individual committed to the goal may participate by attending a Collaborative meeting.


December 2022


Results and Transparency Committee

The Results and Transparency workgroup reviews and monitors the projects, workforce goals, and progress in hiring women and people of color on highway construction projects.

Worksite Cooperation Committee

This Collaborative subcommittee identifies worksite issues related to workforce diversity and develops recommendations to ensure construction worksites are respectful and welcoming to all.

Youth Outreach Committee

This Collaborative subcommittee identifies recruitment strategies and educational opportunities.

Leadership Committee Meeting

The Leadership Committee is a subcommittee of the Collaborative that establishes agendas for Collaborative meetings, makes recommendations to the full Collaborative, and provides oversight and direction to the subcommittees.