The mission of the Music City Center Diversity Business Enterprise Program is to increase the utilization of diversity business enterprises, enable entrepreneurs to grow their businesses, to build relationships, and to foster effective communication, confidence, and professionalism between prime contractors and diversity businesses.
Standards are set by the leaders of any organization. The Music City Center’s Diversity Business Enterprise (DBE) Program is an outgrowth of Mayor Karl Dean’s 2007 commitment to ensuring Nashville’s diversity is reflected through the way local government conducts business.
With the oversight of the Convention Center Authority, members of the Music City Center project management team, the DBE Program team in particular, and the Bell/Clark/Harmony construction management team, have designed the program to ensure that all qualified and registered minority, women-owned, and small businesses get fair and equal access to procurement opportunities. Construction of the Music City Center offers an abundance of opportunities for contractors and sub-contractors to participate at each phase of development.
And DBE contractors who participate in our Surety Assistance Program get the back office support and training that will not only allow them to become bonded for this project, but for future ones. (For more information on the Surety Assistance Program, click on the ‘Workforce’ tab.)
Who We Are
- Roxianne Bethune, Manager, DBE Program, Music City Center
Harmony Construction Group
Three highly respected minority owned firms, Don Hardin Group, East Tennessee Mechanical Contractors, and Hermosa Construction, formed Harmony Construction to facilitate the DBE program for the Music City Center at all levels of construction, from procurement through final reporting. Projects previously worked on by member firms include LP Field, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and the Commons at Vanderbilt.
- Mark Deathridge, Owner, East Tennessee Mechanical Contractors
- Don Hardin, President & CEO, Don Hardin Group
- Greg Page, President, Hermosa Construction