CIP Highway Partners


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With nearly $15 billion worth of highway projects under construction or in development in the Dallas-Fort Worth area over the next 10 years, the ability to align contractors with regional highway transportation providers is critical.

The Cooperative Inclusion Plan (CIP) was developed to provide a consolidated structure for area disadvantaged, minority, women, and small businesses and historically underutilized businesses (D/M/W/SBEs and HUBs) to take full advantage of the contracting opportunities in the highly competitive highway construction industry.


The Cooperative Inclusion Plan builds a bridge between the key highway players in the region and the contractor associations to collectively address the lack of disadvantaged, minority, woman-owned, and small businesses and historically underutilized businesses (D/M/W/SBEs and HUBs) participating in highway contracting.


  • Expand the pool of qualified D/M/W/SBEs and HUBs certified to perform highway construction
  • Increase dollars spent with local D/M/W/SBEs and HUBs in highway construction
  • Grow bonding capacity of D/M/W/SBEs and HUBs
  • Increase the number of D/M/W/SBEs and HUBs capable of serving in prime roles


  • Education: Develop a greater understanding of key requirements for the highway industry
  • Access: Provide D/M/W/SBE and HUB firms with greater access to key industry decision-makers. Connect current and potential highway contractors to qualified subcontractors.
  • Availability: Expand the pool of firms ready, willing, and able to perform highway construction work.
  • Capacity: Help strengthen the skill set and business acumen of interested firms.
  • Utilization: Expand the participation of firms in North Texas Tollway Authority and Texas Department of Transportation procurements to increase the potential use of these firms to perform highway work.