We’re Taking the High Road
Drive288 is dedicated to supporting diversity, and highlights non-majority groups who work with the project. The DBE goal for this $815 million project is 12%, and Drive288 is firmly committed to meeting this goal. TxDOT receives federal highway funds, which is why a DBE certification is required from all DBEs performing work on the project. These efforts are meant to build and rally the community around the construction on SH 288 through unity and inclusion. A DBE entity can be defined as a fifty-one percent owned, managed and controlled by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individual(s).
Presumed Groups Include:
- Asian-American; African-American; Native American; Hispanic; Women
- Must be a small business as defined by Small Business Administration (SBA)
- Personal Net Worth Limit: $1,320,000.00
- Firm must be organized as a for-profit business
There are many benefits to becoming a certified DBE entity, including: eligibility to participate on goal oriented contracts, resources to educate, connect, and grow certified firms, and a wide variety of networking opportunities and events.