“Creating Equity Empowerment Within the Community!”

DEO is creating economic equity in under-served communities by facilitating “responsible development” in the construction field. Responsible Development is centered on community inclusion and accountability. We connect qualified¬†local residents seeking employment, and qualified local businesses seeking procurement opportunities, with developers and general contractors on construction projects. Additionally, we provide a multitude of other services to assure that everyone is equipped for success and included in the economic growth of their community.



A DC Resident Looking for Work

DC Residents looking for construction-related job and training opportunities should visit our OPPORTUNITIES page and check for any upcoming EVENTS.

A Developer or General Contractor

Developers and GCs interested in Workforce Intermediary services, Section 3/CBE Compliance assistance, Community Engagement and Outreach services, or Construction Compliance Over-Site services should visit our SERVICES page to learn more or CONTACT US.

A DC Sub-Contractor Looking for Help

DC Sub-Contractors looking for Capacity Building support, Bidding Opportunities, Staffing support and/or Networking Opportunities should visit our SERVICES page to learn more or CONTACT US.

Interested in Learning About DEO

Community members, leaders and stakeholders interested in learning more about DEO can start by visiting our ABOUT US and SERVICES pages or CONTACT US directly.