As the nonprofit operator of the 16 Tech Innovation District, 16 Tech Community Corporation is committed to creating equitable opportunities for people from diverse backgrounds to participate in all aspects of the innovation district. As part of the physical development of 16 Tech, 16 Tech Community Corporation specifically encourages the participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) in the design and construction of the 16 Tech Innovation District.
Please check this page regularly for updates on opportunities to be part of the development of 16 Tech.
The participation and workforce utilization goals below apply to the construction projects in the district whether led by 16 Tech Community Corporation or private sector development partners.
Diversity Participation Goals
- 15% participation of Minority Owned Business Enterprises (MBEs)
- 8 % participation of Women Owned Business Enterprises (WBEs)
- 3% participation of Veteran Owned Business Enterprises (VBEs)
- 1% participation of Disability Owned Business Enterprises.
Workforce Utilization Goals
- 15% minority employment
- 8% female employment
- 25% residents of Marion County
To help achieve these goals, 16 Tech Community Corporation has partnered with Nubian, a minority-and-women-owned business, as a diversity consultant to work with 16 Tech and its partners. Nubian’s work includes outreach events and coordination of public reporting on progress toward goals for projects in the district.
View our most recent Construction Inclusion report that provides details on progress toward diversity participation and workforce utilization goals.
Browning Davis earns Mayor’s Diversity Above and Beyond Award
Browning Davis, developer of initial projects at 16 Tech, received the Mayor’s Diversity Above and Beyond Award from Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett for its efforts to involve minority businesses in Innovation Building 1 construction.
“There is no reason to accept a low goal when reaching higher delivers this kind of community impact. This project shows what’s possible when you focus on building relationships rather than simply building buildings.”
David McMath, Browning Project Manager