GAEA

Who We Are
Message from the CEO
Joe JacksonJoe Jackson

Planes, Trains and Automobiles…. Although we transport people differently, the one thing that we share in common is the development of the greater capacity of our DBE community.

Many transportation and construction projects for 2016 are underway or will be let within the coming months requiring increased demand for small, female and minority-owned business utilization as well as a stable workforce. Examples include the Atlanta Airport's $6 billion 2030 Master Plan with a projected $400 million per year cash flow, GDOT's State Funded Fuel tax of $900 million per year, and MARTA's $200 million annual projected cash flow.

Contractors can depend on the Alliance to provide technical assistance that allows them to overcome challenges within the marketplace as well as offer procurement opportunity news in Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee. This technical assistance is offered in the form of business development workshops, a bonding and insurance information series, and best practices for successful bid strategies. Business owners, professional staff and craftsmen will know of the legislative and grass-roots efforts that may affect current and future operations of the ACE industry.

I ask that contractors, legislators, advocacy groups, government agencies, community leaders and the like continue to use the Alliance as their premier communication, outreach, and technical assistance program resource in the construction industry as we continue to empower the communities in which we live and serve.

Together, we can continue connecting people to opportunity.