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In the Community

Workforce Opportunities

Disadvantaged Business Enterprises & Workforce Training Program

ODOT is increasing opportunities for a diverse workforce, providing economic benefits for and intentionally engaging with the African American community and communities of color.

For the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project, ODOT is changing the way it does business by setting goals and working to achieve values-based outcomes on how the project will contract with minority-owned Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) and engage with the community.

Our Construction Manager\General Contractor, Hamilton Sundt a Joint Venture in association with Raimore Construction, has joined us early on in the process to maximize these opportunities. For more information on DBE construction opportunities, contact Bill Bruce at

Resources for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises

Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) include small businesses that are at least 51% owned by:

  • Minorities (defined as persons who identify as Black, Hispanic, Native American/Indigenous or Asian-Pacific Island Americans and Subcontinent Asian Americans)
  • Women and other individuals on a case-by-case basis

Visit ODOT's Office of Civil Rights DBE webpage for more information.