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The District Detroit Outreach to Detroit and State-Wide Contractors in Full Swing

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The District Detroit has a comprehensive business participation plan to ensure that Detroit businesses benefit from construction opportunities with the new Detroit Events Center. Since outreach efforts began last fall, we’ve meet with more than 1,000 businesses to inform them of bid package opportunities and provide technical assistance resources to help them succeed.

As a result, more than 130 businesses have completed or are in the process of becoming certified as a Detroit-based and/or Detroit-headquartered business with the City of Detroit Department of Human Rights.

“This is exciting news for the City of Detroit. Olympia Development’s goal is that at least 30% of the new Events Center will be built by Detroit contractors. Growing Detroit business participation in this exciting project benefits everyone,” said Rochelle Collins of Heritage Development Services, Olympia Development’s partner for workforce development and business participation, along with the City of Detroit Human Rights Department and Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation.

Bid packages include work like demolition, excavation, foundations, structural steel, HVAC, mechanical, plumbing, electrical systems, exterior masonry, brick and stone, drywall, and interior finishes.

Interested Detroit and state-wide contractors and suppliers can register to receive information on bid opportunities at

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