ADOT to host business transport expo March 12 in Glendale

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The Arizona Department of Transportation and partner agencies are hosting an event highlighting project opportunities to owners of small businesses and companies qualifying for the agency’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program.

The 2020 DBE & Small Business Transportation Expo is 7 a.m.-noon Thursday, March 12 at Glendale Civic Center, 5750 W. Glenn Drive, Glendale. The event 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.

Visit www.adotdbeexpo.com to register.

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.

Contact the ADOT Business Engagement and Compliance Office at 602-712-7761 or visit www.azdot.gov/dbe for more information on the event or program.

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