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Ensuring equal opportunity for all businesses and personnel on our projects

Collaborative and subcommittees


DBE and Workforce Collaborative

The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and Workforce Collaborative is an advisory group to MnDOT. The group’s mission is to increase the diversity of firms and people working on MnDOT highway projects. Subcommittees focus on strategies to support DBEs and BIPOC and women workers.


Leadership Committee

  • Plans the full Collaborative meetings
  • Completes the Collaborative’s yearly goals
  • Tracks the tasks of the other committees.

Results and Transparency Committee

  • Reviews highway construction projects
  • Reviews workforce goals
  • Reviews progress in hiring women and people of color

Worksite Cooperation Committee

  • Identifies worksite issues related to workforce diversity
  • Develops recommendations to ensure construction worksites are respectful and welcoming to all

DBE Committee

  • Identifies issues related to building capacity, use and sustainability of DBE firms
  • Makes recommendations

Youth Outreach and Education Committee

  • Identifies recruitment strategies and educational opportunities