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Leaders in Indianapolis are looking to collaborate with a wide group of businesses on the next downtown hotel project



Indianapolis, Indiana – An extensive renovation of downtown Indianapolis will require the participation of a wide range of businesses.

In order to assist in the construction of a four-star hotel with 800 guest rooms on Pan Am Plaza, which is located directly across from the Indianapolis Convention Center, the city’s Office of Minority and Women Business Development is searching for companies that are owned by members of underrepresented groups, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

According to Katlyn Rodriguez, the communications coordinator for OMWBD, every project that is sponsored by the city of Indianapolis has certain aims for the involvement of businesses of this kind. “Those goals are 15% for minorities, 8% for women, 3% for veterans, and 1% for disabled individuals,” Rodriguez said.

City leaders will provide a project overview at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Amp at 16 Tech. They will discuss the project’s expected economic impact and the project schedule.

Rodriguez says it’s an amazing time for businesses owned by minorities, women, veterans, and people with disabilities to join a project that will shape the city’s future.”

“This project has so many bidding opportunities. The first bid package is worth over $300 million and we’re looking for contractors — not only prime but also sub — so it’s super important for minority businesses to be involved in this project.”


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