YOAKUM — The Texas Department of Transportation is sponsoring PAVED, an event highlighting upcoming subcontracting opportunities for highway construction and maintenance projects in the Yoakum district.
The gathering will be from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at the W.E. Hill Community Center, 1000 Main St., Sealy.
Participants will learn about the opportunities for working on major highway projects, and get to network with other contractors. A key element of the program is to provide those businesses with the resources needed to succeed in the marketplace.
PAVED (Projects adding Value by Expanding Diversity) was developed by TxDOT’s Civil Rights Division to increase the utilization of small, minority, and women owned businesses on major highway construction projects and make available “ready willing and able” DBE that can do the work.
“A variety of factors, including legal and financial, greatly influence business success, but some of these businesses have not engaged other professionals to help them maintain or grow their businesses,” said TxDOT. “This meeting gives them an opportunity to visit with some of our prime and subcontractors who have knowledge about the process and are willing to share it.”
Information will be presented on several local projects including the lane expansion along I-10 in Austin County.
For more information on this event contact the TxDOT Civil Rights Division at PAVED@txdot.gov or 512-416-4700.
This will conclude our PAVED events for the 2018 fiscal year; a total of 20 PAVED events have been hosted in collaboration with numbers internal and external stakeholders over the last two years.