Hillsborough to Spend $800 Million on Road Projects in the Next Decade

Hillsborough County has a lot of road work to do in the coming years. County officials want small businesses and minority- and women-owned businesses to help get the job done.

Fixing roads while bringing jobs to Tampa

On Friday, June 9, Hillsborough County will host a “Road to Success” event, which is aimed at small businesses who want to apply for road construction and maintenance contracts or other road-related work such as landscaping or installing traffic signals.

Those in attendance will gain information about opportunities to bid for government transportation projects, network with businesses, contractors and subcontractors, and speak with representatives from public agencies, including Hillsborough County, the Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway Authority, and the Aviation Authority. The event will also provide these businesses with details about government agency requirements that businesses must meet to bid on contracts.

Learn how to bid on major contracts

Road to Success is presented by the County’s Economic Development department, under the Disadvantaged Minority/Disadvantaged Women Business Enterprise and Small Business Encouragement program.

Those interested in attending can apply online or by calling 813.307.8309. The event takes place from 1-3pm on June 9 at the Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library (1505 North Nebraska Avenue).

Written by Brian Bailey

Brian Bailey is the founder of I Love the Burg and That's So Tampa. In addition to regular contributions to each blog, he's been featured as a commentator to Bay New 9, The Tampa Tribune, The Tampa Bay Times, The Tampa Bay Business Journal and The Business Observer as well as national outlets including The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal.