ODEO Important News


Governor’s Working Group on Diversity in Construction.


The Office of Diversity, Equity & Opportunity has proposed regulatory amendments to the existing MBE Compliance Regulations. Please see the link to the Notice of Rulemaking & Public Comment Hearing Concerning Proposed.

ODEO Press Releases

04/12/2017 11:15 EDT
The Rhode Island Office of Diversity, Equity and Opportunity will be hosting a workshop, "Women in the Trades," to connect women and girls with information on employment opportunities in the trades. The event is being held on Saturday, April 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Providence...
04/12/2017 10:45 EDT
The State of Rhode Island announces its first "Diversity Business Enterprise Forum" to connect diverse business owners with resources and opportunities to grow their business through Government Procurement. The event is being held on Thursday, April 27, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at The Vets, One...

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01/23/2017 17:30 EST
Puts Plan in Motion to Double MBE Utilization Rate For State Contracts by 2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced a new performance goal to level the playing field and expand economic opportunity for all Rhode Islanders by doubling the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE/WBE/Disability-Owned BE) utilization rate for state contracts by 2020. The Governor signed two executive orders creating a Diversity in Construction Working Group and an Office of Diversity, Equity and Opportunity (ODEO) Advisory Council to reinforce these efforts.

Executive Order 17-01 - Working Group On Diversity In Construction
Executive Order 17-02 - Promotion Of Diversity, Equity And Opportunity