HNTB to host networking event for MWBE and DBE businesses in Denver area

MWBE and DBE firms invited to learn about future transportation and infrastructure business opportunities in Colorado

DENVER (July 8, 2021) – HNTB Corporation will host a networking event for minority- and women-owned business enterprises and disadvantaged business enterprises with the goal of helping underutilized organizations access new business opportunities and build partnerships with HNTB.

The event will connect firms owned by women, minorities and others who have been historically disadvantaged with agencies looking for partners to address transportation and infrastructure challenges in Colorado. It aims to expand the resource pool of talented professionals to help meet these challenges.

Attendees will learn more about HNTB’s strategy in Colorado and have a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and thoughts about upcoming projects with Denver’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure, the Colorado Department of Transportation, the Denver International Airport, and the Regional Transportation District.

The event will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20, at the Wells Fargo Center at 1700 Lincoln St., 1700 Club in Denver. MWBE and DBE firms should RSVP through this form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7H5KYS8. This is an in-person event and is subject to state and local COVID-19 protocols.

HNTB plays an active role in helping disadvantaged, minority-owned and women-owned businesses shape transportation and infrastructure projects. More than a decade ago, HNTB formed its Partners Program to build connections and strengthen partnerships between these firms and transportation and infrastructure agencies. HNTB’s program has successfully supported small, minority-owned and disadvantaged firms around the U.S.

“This networking event stems from HNTB’s deep commitment to supporting our diverse and underutilized partners, who reflect the communities we serve,” said Juan Uribe, PE, office leader and senior vice president with HNTB. “We believe that our infrastructure and communities are better designed and served when different perspectives are involved in project planning and execution.”

“It is part of our company ethos to uplift minority- and women-owned firms by sharing our expertise and wide network of connections to help these businesses access new opportunities,” added Reza Akhavan, PE, vice president and transportation practice leader. “Our goal is to build multifaceted teams that represent the essence of diversity, inclusion and equity, and meet our clients’ expectations in planning, designing and delivering outstanding projects.”

HNTB has partnered with multiple agencies in Colorado and the Denver area over the years. The firm provides design services for Concourses A and B West for the Concourse Renewal Program at Denver International Airport. HNTB also served as the design and construction manager on the Denver International Airport Program Management Team for the $544 million Hotel and Transit Center.