INDOT is committed to economic development, diversity and inclusion in contracting and workforce opportunities that reflect the community. The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program ensures equal opportunities for small, minority- and women-owned businesses.
WHAT IS THE DISADVANTED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (DBE) PROGRAM?
- A program created by Congress to help remove barriers to participation in federally funded contracts by small, minority- and women- owned business enterprises
- Ensures nondiscrimination in transportation contracting markets
- Assists in development of companies that can compete successfully in the marketplace outside the DBE program
A Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) eligible firm, according to Title 49, Part 26 of the Code of Federal Regulations, must be a small business that is at least 51% independently owned and controlled in both substance and form by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged persons.
DBE certification is a federal program facilitated by INDOT’s Economic Opportunity Office.
Indiana Department of Transportation
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Indianapolis, IN 46204