The LIFTbuild® Community Engagement Program is focused on creating viable opportunities for local, disadvantaged contractors and residents to participate on projects through business and workforce inclusion initiatives.

Our business and workforce inclusion initiatives strive to maximize participation through a grassroots strategy that allows our team to actively seek out interested companies and candidates, then guide them on a pathway that leads to success. Learn more about our company Diversity and Inclusion initiatives.

LIFTbuild has carefully assembled a highly qualified team with an emphasis on performing work using local, diverse firms. We have extensive experience and knowledge specific to the needs of our projects. Our team fully recognizes the importance of maximizing participation of local and disadvantaged business enterprises. Our plan takes a proactive approach to meeting participation goals, and we will identify and award subcontracting and supplier opportunities in a systematic and transparent manner.

Types of businesses currently included in (but not limited to) our Program:

  • Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
  • Women Business Enterprise (WBE)
  • Small Business Enterprise (SBE)
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
  • Veteran and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business

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The goals of our program are to identify, thoroughly vet, provide technical assistance and contract with targeted businesses. Our project team works closely with these firms to ensure a clear understanding of the capabilities and capacity to perform the work. At times, our team may conduct a site visit to better assess your capacity. In order to be considered for our projects, you must:

  1. Meet the project team by attending targeted business project outreach events or scheduling a one-on-one meeting with one of our team members.
  2. Complete the prequalification process.

We encourage eligible firms to obtain local and state certifications in advance as you will be required to provide to the LIFTbuild project team prior to submitting bid proposals. We also encourage you to visit this site regularly for project updates, webinars, and general information on our program.