Online Registration Available; Construction Professionals to Discuss Key Future Projects
What: 2012-2014 Durham Construction Forecast Forum
Who: City of Durham’s Equal Opportunity/Equity Assurance (EO/EA) Department as part of the 2012 Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Celebration
When: Monday, October 1, 2012, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Durham Public Schools Staff Development
2017 Hillandale Rd.
Durham, N.C. 27705
• This free forum, which is the first event in a week-long celebration of the 2012 Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week, will allow attendees the chance to learn more about Durham’s construction forecast over the next two years from construction industry panelists, including representatives from the City of Durham, Durham County Government, Durham Public Schools, North Carolina Central University, Duke University Facilities Management, and Skanska.
• According to Deborah Giles, director of the City’s Department of Equal Opportunity/Equity Assurance (EO/EA), construction activities are an important element to Durham’s overall economic health and the goal of this event is for all members of the construction community to hear from key players on what construction projects are expected over the next two years.
• Refreshments will be served and attendees are asked to register online for this forum by clicking the 2012 MED Week icon at http://www.ncimed.com.
• MED Week celebrates the achievements of minority entrepreneurs and affirms government, business, and community organizations' commitment to the principle of equal opportunity. Additional events for this year’s celebration include an awards luncheon; a seminar focusing on international trade; a multicultural business after-hours reception; Golf with a Minority Business Day; and a Greet the Purchasers event. This year’s theme is “Job Creation In America: Build It Here, Sell It Everywhere.”
• All MED Week activities are open to the general public and participants are asked to register online to attend any of these events by clicking the 2012 MED Week icon at http://www.ncimed.com.
• For information about the 2012 MED Week observance, visit http://durhamnc.gov/Pages/NNDetails.aspx?detailId=247, or contact Giles at (919) 560-4180, ext. 17243 or by email at Deborah.Giles@DurhamNC.gov, or Linda Gunn at (919) 956-2334 or by email at LindaGunn@ncimed.com.
About the Equal Opportunity/Equity Assurance Department
The City of Durham’s Equal Opportunity/Equity Assurance Department is responsible for the implementation of the City's Equal Business Opportunity Program. Responsibilities include implementation of race and gender neutral measures to facilitate the participation of Small Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (SDBE) in City contracting activity, recruitment, certification, and maintenance of SDBE data bank, business development, City project compliance, monitoring, and reporting. Guided by the City’s Strategic Plan, the department ensures that its services support making Durham a great place to live, work, and play by focusing on a strong and diverse economy, assuring that City efforts are well managed, and supporting the stewardship of the City’s physical assets. To learn more, visit http://durhamnc.gov/ich/as/eoea/Pages/Home.aspx.