Enterprise Program Helps Painters, Landscapers and Others Compete for Federal Jobs

24 Aug 2017

The Nebraska Department of Roads is seeking small business owners to participate in the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program.

The program helps women, minorities or other underrepresented business owners by increasing their chances to compete for federally-assisted transportation contracts. By participating in the program, business owners can become certified as a DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) and be placed on a national directory that contractors refer to when seeking help on transportation-related projects in Nebraska.

Becoming certified as a DBE can improve a company’s visibility to contractors and may lead to new work opportunities.

The types of businesses that may participate include:  sign companies, electrical, trucking, landscaping, painting, demolition, concrete crushing, grading and earth work, construction and more.

For more information or to apply to participate in the DBE program, visit http://dot.nebraska.gov/business-center/civil-rights/ or contact Troy Larsen at (402) 479-4531 or troy.larsen@nebraska.gov.