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It is crucial that business owners, industry organizations and community groups participate in the study’s process and contribute to the study’s findings.

Public Meeting

Public participation is an important element of the Disparity Study. CHA presented information on the study at the DBE & Contractors’ Conference – “Know The Road” – on February 28, 2020 and through a public webinar on March 16, 2020.

You can download the presentation by clicking here.

Business Owner Interviews

CHA will conduct group interviews for business owners. Business owners can provide critical insights into doing business with ODOT and its prime vendors, the effectiveness of its DBE program, and make suggestions for creative approaches to level the public contracting playing field.