Business and program development
The purpose of the Business and Program Development team is to develop programs, services and tools that support the programs managed by the Office of Civil Rights. The two program areas are:
- Small Business Development
MnDOT’s Small Business Development program provides training and technical assistance, along with access to business and financial resources that help small businesses compete more effectively on MnDOT projects/contracts
- On-the-Job Training Supportive Services
The purpose of MnDOT’s OJT/SS program is to develop projects and services that will enhance the state’s administration of the federal OJT program and to increase the pool of qualified minorities, women and disadvantaged individuals in the highway heavy construction trades.
What types of services are available for Small Business Development?
There are several different services aimed at helping small businesses grow and compete effectively for MnDOT projects. In order to assist small businesses in their development, the BPD team focuses on six different areas to have the greatest impact.
- Increasing the number of certified DBEs
- Building DBE firm capacity
- Building DBE firm technical expertise
- Participating in the Mentor-Protégé Program
- Participating in the DBE Academy
- Building DBE firms’ financial literacy – Working Capital Loan Fund
Services hosted by the office include meet and greet networking events, bidding and estimating assistance, the opening of a Small Business Resource Center, one-on-one technical assistance, outreach services, and much more. To see what opportunities are available, view our events calendar.
What types of On-the-Job Training Supportive Services are there?
On-the-Job Training and Supportive Services primarily fall into four different areas. They include:
- Construction Trades Highway Heavy Training
- Tribal Construction Trades Highway Heavy Training
- National Summer Training Institute
- Workforce Outreach
Questions about our programs or services? Contact us!