Bringing stakeholders in every sector of our economy together to proactively ensure equal access to the $$billions in bi-partisan infrastructure investment. 

Transportation, Infrastructure & Equity Summit 2024

Monday, June 17 & Tuesday, June 18 

 Georgia Piedmont Technical College  

Dekalb Conference Center

495 N Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021

Small business owners, please click here to apply for a scholarship to attend #TIE2024.

The Urban League of Greater Atlanta’s Transportation, Infrastructure, and Equity Summit, also known as the 2024 T.I.E. Summit, is a two-day conference that will bring together key stakeholders and thought leaders who are charged with deploying the $2 trillion of federal funding across the nation associated with the bi-partisan bills passed over the past three years. These dollars will be used to rebuild the country’s infrastructure, expand broadband, build domestic capacity for the manufacture of semi-conductors and chips, and make historic investments in preserving our environment. 

Day 1: Dives into bi-partisan legislation that is driving these investments to identify contracting and workforce opportunities.

Day 2: Connects key stakeholders with the resources, strategies and connections needed to advance access. 

Early Registration Through June 1  

Late Registration Through June 14  

On-site registration will be available if spacing permits.

Purpose of the T.I.E. Summit:

Advancing equity and access to contracts and livable wage workforce/career opportunities via municipal, county, state, and federal procurement is a top priority for the Urban League of Greater Atlanta. Our mission is to close the racial wealth gap by building the capacity and stability of Black and minority businesses; creating and training Black and other low-wage workers for livable wage jobs; and fostering economic development in underserved and under invested communities.  

Toward that end, ULGA’s T.I.E. Summit will serve as a bridge and catalyst for key stakeholders who are administering these opportunities across the eco-system and those eager to tap into these opportunities. We intend to ensure that contractors, sub-contractors and workers connect and embed equity in the procurement processes, gain knowledge of the projects and workforce opportunities being created, and prepare for and participate in a procurement process that benefits everyone in the state. 

The T.I.E. Summit will focus on procurement opportunities associated with the bi-partisan legislation over a projected 10-year period. We anticipate that the principles learned, and relationships fostered, will ultimately have impact on all government access and procurement practices across the state of Georgia. 

The legislative focus for the T.I.E. summit will be as follows:

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal aims to revamp America’s infrastructure, including roads, bridges, rails, and water systems, while ensuring universal high-speed internet access and addressing the climate crisis and environmental justice. It will also modernize ports, airports, and transportation networks, creating union jobs and boosting the economy sustainably. Paired with the Build Back Framework, it’s projected to generate an average of 1.5 million jobs annually over the next decade, fostering long-term growth and prosperity.

Focusing on the proposed FY 2025 budget for the EPA provides $10.994 billion and 17,145 FTE to support the Agency’s mission of protecting human health and the environment.

The Bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 will make significant investments to position U.S. workers, communities, and businesses for success in the 21st century. It will bolster American manufacturing, supply chains, and national security, while also prioritizing research and development in key industries like nanotechnology, clean energy, quantum computing, and artificial intelligence. By focusing on smart investments, this act ensures that Americans can compete and excel in the industries of tomorrow.

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 is a landmark climate legislation in the U.S., aiming to hasten the shift to a clean energy economy. It provides funding, programs, and incentives to drive the adoption of clean electricity resources, with many provisions taking effect from 1/1/2023. These incentives, including tax credits, significantly reduce renewable energy costs for various organizations, such as businesses, nonprofits, and governmental bodies. Leveraging these incentives is crucial for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and expediting the clean energy transition.

The Digital Equity Act provides $2.75 billion to establish three grant programs that promote digital equity and inclusion. They aim to ensure that all people and communities have the skills, technology, and capacity needed to reap the full benefits of our digital economy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Session leaders will guide you on leveraging and gaining access to the $10.2 billion-Bipartisan Infrastructure spending allocated to Georgia and its cities and counties. You will receive information on how these dollars can be deployed to boost economic development, support communities and small and minority businesses, and train the workforce for livable wage careers.

  • Small, Minority & Women Owned Businesses, Chambers, and Trade Associations 
  • Prime Contractors 
  • Elected Officials and Public Policy Makers 
  • HBCUs, Technical & 4-Year Colleges, and Educational Institutions 
  • Federal, State, County, and Municipal Government Procurement Officers 
  • Workforce Agencies, Labor, and Community/Faith-Based Organizations 

Visit this link to consider all sponsorship opportunities or contact John Armstrong at jarmstrong@ulgatl.org or 404-798-3463 for additional information. 

Speakers have already been selected for this event, but we may have future opportunities for your direct involvement in the mission to ensure inclusion. Please contact John Moye at jmoye@ulgatl.org for more information. 

A complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided on both days. 

Georgia Piedmont Technical College offers open parking with accessible parking spots. Directional signage will be available.

Early registration through June 1: 

  • Two-Day Conference: $250.00 
  • One-Day Conference: $150.00 

Late Registration Through June 14: 

  • Two-Day Conference: $350.00 
  • One-Day Conference: $250.00 

For payment by check, please contact John Armstrong at Jarmstrong@ulgatl.org for additional information.

Confirmation emails are sent upon completion of registration. If not received, please check your spam or junk mail folder. For further assistance, email Aeriel Coleman at acoleman@ulgatl.org. 

For any corrections or changes, please email Aeriel Coleman at acoleman@ulgatl.org.

There is no separate guest fee. Spouses attending the conference are entitled to the same rates as registrants.

The cancellation deadline is June 1, 2024. All cancellations must be made in writing. No refunds will be given after this date. Substitutions are allowed and must be made in writing. Send all requests to Aeriel Coleman at acoleman@ulgatl.org by June 1, 2024. 

The DeKalb Conference Center offers the following amenities: 

  • Handicap accessibility 
  • Elevator 
  • Free Wi-Fi 
  • Free parking 

For any questions or concerns, please contact the following:

General Questions 
Aeriel Coleman 
Development Coordinator 
acoleman@ulgatl.org 

John Moye 
Senior Director of Legislative Affairs & Civic Engagement 
404-809-5476 
jmoye@ulgatl.org 

John Armstrong  
Chief Fund Development Officer  
404-798-3463 
jarmstrong@ulgatl.org 

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