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Programs within Opportunity will focus on supporting local small and diverse-owned businesses, commitments to a diverse labor force and vendor pool for construction and post-construction, loan and grants programs, and other initiatives focusing on economic inclusion and growth. The programs will create meaningful pathways to jobs, professional training, and small business financing.

Programs within Opportunity include the:

Titans Economic Inclusion Program

  • $18 / hour minimum wage for employees
  • A MBE/SBE/DBE and workforce development program maximizing minority inclusion and opportunities in stadium construction and beyond

1st & Goal Small Business Support Program

  • $2 million fund with Citizens Bank for loans and grants for qualified small and minority-owned businesses who need access to capital
  • Scholarships for small and minority-owned businesses to grow capacity through the Nashville Business Incubation Center (NBIC)

Titans' Hope and Imagination Center

  • 12,000 square foot multi-purpose community space in the new stadium
  • Flexible space for nonprofits and community organizations to utilize for education programming, celebrations, community space, food and clothing drives and more

Real Estate Development and Leadership Council

  • Paid virtual internship and adult professional program with Project Destined focused on real estate and sports venue development
  • Hands-on experience with stadium construction and design teams and network with professional opportunities and certifications in the future

"We're particularly excited about this investment in middle Tennessee's entrepreneurs because we see this paying continuing dividends down the road," Birch said.