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The Indianapolis Department of Public Works and Office of Minority and Women Business Development share opportunities for diverse businesses

The city of Indianapolis Department of Public Works and the Office of Minority and Women Business Development have launched a partnership to host events specifically geared towards diverse businesses.

The organizations are doing outreach to minority-owned firms across central Indiana to help spread the word about opportunities with the city of Indianapolis. Brandon Herget, Department Chair for the City of Indianapolis Department of Public Works, said the city is looking to contract small firms, large firms, and everything in between.

There are opportunities like paving contracts, landscaping jobs, drainage clearouts, and more. This year, the city’s construction season includes $443 million worth of capital projects.

Hergert said that events like this one are a great networking opportunity for the community. Small businesses can come learn more about what the city of Indianapolis is striving to accomplish and how their business can help achieve that goal.

Andrew Williams, President of chemical distribution company Williams Distribution, said that it is important to turn his networking opportunities into relationships that will grow into long-term partnerships.

Rodney Harris, Project Manager for engineering and design company JQOL, said the company grew their relationship with the DPW which turned into more contracting opportunities.

For more diverse business events, visit the OMWBD website.

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