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ASHLAND -- The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), is offering a free workshop for small businesses to learn about the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program and the certification process.

The workshop will provide small, women, minority and disadvantaged business owners the opportunity to learn about the DBE Certification and access to participate on federally funded highway construction and consulting services projects. In FFY 2019, ODOT awarded $45,179,773 million in construction dollars, and $14,495,883 in consultant services dollars respectively to DBE firms.

“ODOT’s needs in building and maintaining the valuable transportation system we have are vast. Bringing in the business partners we need to do that is critical. This is why we are focusing on reaching disadvantaged and small businesses, so they can share in our successes,” said Terry Bolden, administrator, ODOT ODI office of outreach.

Those interested in registering are asked to visit: https://dbecertification_ashland.eventbrite.com

WHAT: DBE Certification Workshop.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to noon.

WHERE: ODOT District 3 Office, 906 Clark Avenue, Ashland, Ohio 44805.