Seattle, Washington – The Port of Seattle, Sound Transit, and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) announced their 2016 Champion of Inclusion Awards, recognizing the work of prime contractors who have demonstrated continuous commitment to working with small businesses. The three public agencies undertake many capital projects each year and they share common goals to increase small-business participation in that work. In addition, the agencies look for every opportunity to support minority-, women-, and veteran-owned businesses.

Port of Seattle – Tetra Tech has committed to expend about 30 percent of their Port of Seattle contracts with small businesses.  In fact, four of their five sub-contractors on the project are small businesses.

Sound Transit – McMillen Jacobs Associates is honored as a Champion of Inclusion for its exceptional efforts to include small and disadvantaged businesses on the Sound Transit Northgate Link project.

WSDOT – Atkinson Construction was honored as a Champion of Inclusion by the Washington State Department of Transportation for its achievements in employing disadvantaged, minority and women-owned firms on state highway construction projects.

For more details view the Port of Seattle – Press Release