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ADOT to host Small & Disadvantaged Business Transportation EXPO

ADOT to host Small & Disadvantaged Business Transportation EXPO

August 10, 2021


PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Transportation and partner agencies will hold a free, virtual two-day event in August to offer tips and tools for owners of small businesses and companies qualifying for the agency’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program.

The ADOT DBE and Small Business Transportation EXPO, which will be held virtually August 18th & 19th from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., will allow attendees to learn about project opportunities, visit virtual exhibit booths featuring a live video/chat function, and network with industry professionals and business owners.

Participants can also hear from transportation leaders, including ADOT Infrastructure Delivery and Operations Director Steve Boschen. Other partnering agencies include the Phoenix Public Transit and Street Transportation departments, Valley Metro and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

The goal of the EXPO is to help small businesses and those owned by individuals from socially and economically disadvantaged groups compete for transportation contracts that receive federal funding. 

With a theme of “Navigating the Path Ahead,” the virtual event will focus on maximizing project leads and networking opportunities. The EXPO will include updates on two major transportation projects: The Interstate 17 flex lanes project between Black Canyon City and Sunset Point, along with the I-10 Broadway Curve expansion project.

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 information and to register, please visit http://adotdbeexpo.com. For more information on ADOT’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program, please visit azdot.gov/dbe.