Event helps firms learn about transportation opportunities
PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Transportation and partner agencies will hold an event Thursday, March 12, highlighting project opportunities to owners of small businesses and companies qualifying for the agency’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program.

The 2020 DBE & Small Business Transportation Expo, scheduled for 7 a.m. to noon at Glendale Civic Center, also will allow attendees to network with industry professionals and business owners and hear from transportation leaders including featured speaker ADOT Director John Halikowski. Also participating are the Phoenix Public Transit and Street Transportation departments, Valley Metro, the Maricopa County Department of Transportation and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

ADOT’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program helps qualifying small businesses compete for federally assisted contracts. The companies must be owned by individuals from socially and economically disadvantaged groups, including women and minorities.

To register for this free event, please visit adotdbeexpo.com.

Although the expo is geared toward Disadvantaged Business Enterprises and small businesses, it’s open to all businesses, public agencies, vendors and community partners with an interest in the transportation industry.

For more on this event or ADOT’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program, please contact the ADOT Business Engagement and Compliance Office at 602.712.7761 or visit azdot.gov/dbe.

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