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Opportunity Corridor Diversity and Inclusion

The Ohio Department of Transportation and our partners are committed to local participation and improving inclusion on this project. Meeting or exceeding set project goals for small and disadvantaged business participation in contracting and providing local residents with jobs and training opportunities are important factors for the success of this project and the community.

Goals and Attainment

Section 1 (PID 96832)

ODOT piloted a new small and disadvantaged business participant’s program on Section 1 of the Opportunity Corridor Project which divided the DBE goal based on ethnic populations. The Overall project goal for DBE, EDGE and MBE certified subcontractors was 20% of the total contract. McTech Corp/Perk Company Inc. (contractors on the project) were able to exceed all goals for the project. Final totals are listed in the chart below.

Ethnicity Goal (%) Goal ($) Goal Met (%) Goal Met ($)
African American 8.5% $1,782,431.35 10.54% $2,209,528.55
Hispanic 1.5% $314,546.71 3.1% $650,078.22
Asian & Native American 1.5% $314,546.71 1.58% $330,997.51
Other 8.5% $1,782,431.35 8.53% $1,775,427.29
TOTAL 20% $4,193,956.12 23.69% $4,966,031.57

On the Job Training

Goal: 8,500 hours

Met: 11,200 hours

Section 2 (PID 98695)

​The department's unprecedented outreach efforts and goals set on Section 1 have laid the groundwork for Section 2 of the Opportunity Corridor project to enjoy success in diversity and inclusion goals. The project goal for new, local, small and EDGE business certified subcontractors is 20% of the total contract. Great Lakes Construction Company (contractors on the project) were able to exceed all goals for the project. Final totals are listed in the chart below.

Type Goal (%) Goal ($) Paid (%) Paid ($) # of Firms African American Asian & Native American Hispanic All Other
New Business 2% $706,560 2.18% $770,928.31 6 2 0 2 2
Local Business 8% $2,826,240 10.72% $3,788,513.84 10 3 0 0 7
Small Business 2% $706,560 2.43% $858,502.38 6 2 1 0 3
EDGE Business 8% $2,826,240 20.61% $7,281,819.48 19 8 3 1 7
Totals 20% $7,065,600 35.95% $12,699,764.01 41 15 4 3 19


On the Job Training

Goal: 10,000 hours

Met: 10,635 hours

Section 3 (PID 96833)

The department's unprecedented outreach efforts and goals on Sections 1 and 2 have laid the groundwork for Section 3 of the Opportunity Corridor project to enjoy success in diversity and inclusion goals. The project goal for new, local, small and EDGE business certified subcontractors is 20% of the total contract. The Kokosing Construction Company (contractors on the project) have laid out their commitments for Section 3 of the project. Those goals and commitments are listed below. These figures represent work through March 31, 2021.

Type Goal (%) Goal ($) Paid to Date (%) Paid to Date ($) # of Firms African American Asian & Native American Hispanic All Other
New Business 2% $3,017,165 1.50% $2,255,714.58 9 3 0 2 4
Local Business 6% $9,051,495 17.17% $25,852,530.92 28 3 1 0 24
Small Business 2% $3,017,165 1.60% $2,420,848.85 24 10 3 1 10
EDGE Business 10% $15,085,825 7.52% $11,341,608.05 18 6 2 1 9
Totals 20% $30,717,650 27.75% $41,870,702.40 79 22 6 4 47

On the Job Training

Goal: 20,000 hours

Met to date:17,432 hours

Inclusion Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee is made up of a diverse and passionate group of individuals from many walks of life. The Advisory Committee will address diversity and inclusion for approximately 1,300 acres to be developed.  That's 300 acres for the actual road, and 1,000 for all of the surrounding area.  Specifically, this includes diversity and inclusion around: 1) Road Construction; 2) Neighborhood Development; 3) Contracts and Jobs; & 4) Training.

Committee Mission Statement

​To engage a broad base of constituents and stakeholders around the design, build, and development of the Opportunity Corridor to achieve maximum measurable and sustainable diversity and inclusion.

The Advisory Committee will work in harmony with the various entities that are working on, and around the Opportunity Corridor, to collaborate, coordinate, communicate, and support them in achieving their diversity and inclusion objectives. 

Committee Meetings

The goal of these meetings is to provide the community with updates and information on Opportunity Corridor Section 3’s progress. Comprised of a diverse group of government officials, corporate and community members, residents and stakeholders the committee meets monthly. OCIAC works with entities who have close ties and interests with the Opportunity Corridor while supporting its diversity and inclusion efforts.

The Ohio Department of Transportation put the Opportunity Corridor Inclusion Advisory Committee (OCIAC) meetings on hold for 2020 as we all found ways to safely navigate this global pandemic. These meetings provide valuable information for its members and the community, and we are proud to share that these meetings will resume in 2021 on a virtual platform. Committee members and those that have attended these meetings in the past will receive an email invitation with details on how to join the meetings.

If you have not previously attended these meetings and would like receive a link to join, please email Lisa.Washington@dot.ohio.gov or call Lisa at 419-373-4461.

VIRTUAL MEETING DATES AND TIMES FOR 2021:

  • January 20, 2021 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • April 21, 2021 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • July 21, 2021 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • October 20, 2021 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Diversity Update

Check out the latest Diversity Update for all sections of the Opportunity Corridor by clicking the yellow "DOWNLOAD" button on this page.