OBDC Construction Academy celebrates graduate and mentors

The OBDC Construction Academy celebrated contractors and local organizations participating in Fall 2022 and Winter 2023 business training courses.  The Franklin County Board of Commissioners Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion hosted a graduation ceremony. County Administrator Ken Wilson provided remarks.  OBDC assisted over 40 Black and small contractors in developing better business skills.  They received instruction and mentorship from local general construction companies Elford, Ascension Construction Solutions, HC Inspections, HH&M Masonry, and Smoot Construction. 

Class topics included: estimating, how to read blueprints, understanding the specification book, scheduling, bonding, legal contracts, and accounting. 

Local entrepreneurs Attorney Ambrose Moses, Wanda Curry-Shephard, and Nicole Simpson provide information on legal issues, accounting, and insurance. 

Terri Wise, with Columbus City Schools; Marliese Ryan,  Gilbane Building Company; Cathy Holloway, HH&M Masonry; and Damita Brown, National Church Residences, are advisory board members.

The next session of the OBDC Construction Academy will begin on May 24.  Registration is online at OHBDC.org

CRAA issues bid notice for Taxiway C Relocation Phase 2

Columbus Regional Airport Authority
Taxiway C Relocation Phase 2 Project #24044

The Columbus Regional Airport Authority values diversity and inclusion and the impact small and minority-owned firms have on the Central Ohio economy.  The Columbus Regional Airport Authority invites you to access the following link: www.columbusairports.diversitycompliance.com to  register to do business with us and to view new bid opportunities and results. Email BusinessDiversity@ColumbusAirports.com for questions about the Diversity Programs at Columbus Regional Airport Authority.