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Allegiant Stadium Construction Sets Community Benefits Benchmark

LAS VEGAS, NV — The construction team responsible for building Allegiant Stadium recently issued the community benefits final report for the project. Mortenson | McCarthy completed construction of the new $2-billion home for the Las Vegas Raiders in July 2020 on time and on budget, and it exceeded all community benefit goals. The project delivered workforce diversity, exceeded local, small, and women & minority-owned business goals, and established a new industry benchmark in sports construction and for Southern Nevada. It also successfully created long-lasting opportunities for diverse local businesses and its more than 12,000-person craft workforce.

“The Raiders are thankful to Mortenson | McCarthy, the leaders of this community and the incredibly diverse workforce that built Allegiant Stadium,” said Raiders President Marc Badain.

Mortenson | McCarthy committed to providing opportunities to participate in and benefit from the construction of Allegiant Stadium to a broad and diverse membership of the community including females and people of color; small-, minority-, and women-owned businesses, and other identified groups. The opportunities created also helped establish a lasting benefit and community legacy that will be continued through the operation of the stadium and across other construction projects in Nevada.

“As a local contractor, McCarthy understands the significant impact small and diverse businesses have on our community,” said McCarthy Project Executive Paul Dudzinski. “We are so proud of the results we achieved and are committed to further cultivating these relationships as we strive to enhance our diversity and inclusion efforts throughout Nevada.”

“Our goal is to leave the communities where we build better off through business growth, employment opportunities, and stewardship,” said Lynn Littlejohn, Vice President of Community Affairs at Mortenson. “To reflect the diverse nature of the Las Vegas community, the team was committed to providing targeted opportunities on the Allegiant Stadium project for those who are underrepresented in the industry, including people of color, women, veterans, and people with disabilities. Many workers gained vital skills and experiences that they can rely upon for the next project, their next opportunity.”

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Results were achieved through a comprehensive approach including proactive planning, community engagement and outreach, mentoring and technical assistance, internships, and more.

Highlights
  • The Small Business Enterprise (SBE) goal for the construction of Allegiant Stadium was 15 percent, established per the Nevada State Legislature. The project SBE achieved was 23 percent.
  • $1.3 billion of work was awarded with $297 million awarded to SBE firms.
  • 169 different SBE firms were awarded work on the project, 48 with multiple contracts.
  • 70 percent of all firms awarded work were Nevada based.
  • $86.4 million were awarded to 42 different women- and minority-owned firms.
  • The 12,000-person workforce was 63 percent minority/female and 2 percent veteran, with approximately 7 million workforce hours. 80 percent of the workforce were local Nevada residents.
  • There were 1,076 apprentices on the project with 858,093 hours worked.

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