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Oct. 3-4 conference in Tucson focuses on DBEs and small business

Oct. 3-4 conference in Tucson focuses on DBEs and small business

September 7, 2023

ADOT event helps firms compete for transportation industry contracts

TUCSON – A free Arizona Department of Transportation conference Oct. 3-4 is designed to help small businesses and firms qualifying for ADOT’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program compete for contracts in the transportation industry.

Titled “Road Work Ahead,” the ADOT DBE and Small Business Conference will be held at the Casino Del Sol Resort in Tucson. It will feature extensive opportunities for networking, discussions with prime contractors, one-on-one appointments with buying agencies and prime contractors, educational breakout sessions, opportunities to learn about ADOT programs designed to help build businesses and much more. 

The keynote speaker will be George W. Hammond, director of the Economic and Business Research Center at the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management.

Although the conference 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 transportation. The goal is helping small businesses and those owned by members of socially and economically disadvantaged groups compete for projects that receive federal funding.

For more information and to register, please visit the ADOT’s DBE Supportive Services Program website at azdot.gov/DBE.