Connect2DOT


Get Prepared to Work on the $1.2 billion CDOT Central 70 Project

01-Feb-2017 to 11-Apr-2017

CDOT is looking for the next generation of construction contractors to help build the largest highway project in the state's history. The best way to get prepared is to understand who, what, where, and how to get your business ready to work when construction starts next year. To help you prepare, Connect2DOT is offering an 8­-week LEADING EDGE for Transportation & Construction program starting on March 21. This business development and planning course is for established construction firms looking to grow and build capacity. The focus will be on smart business practices, strategic planning, and profitable contracting on commercial and public projects such as CDOT Central 70.

Past graduates have collectively obtained more than $2 million in government contracts and secured more than $1 million in financing. Here are some of the great things you'll get out of the program: 

  • Create a Business Development Plan tailored to meet your business needs, goals, and objectives for growth.
  • Focus on increasing your business's capacity to successfully perform on government contracts such as the upcoming CDOT Central 70 project.
  • Gain an introduction to industry mentors and various prime contractors including Central 70 pursuit team members.
  • Graduate with recognition from CDOT, Transportation Commissioners, the Central 70 Project Team and other Prime Contractors. 
  • You will also be eligible to enter the statewide LEADING EDGE business plan competition.
  •  Receive an invitation to an exclusive Meet & Greet event with Central 70 Project Team Members and have priority consideration for the upcoming CDOT Mentor­Protégé Program.

For the first time ever, this program can be FREE for you thanks to a CDOT Scholarship Program! There will be an Information Session on March 7, 2017 if you would like to learn more.