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Business and program development

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The purpose of the Business and Program Development team is to develop programs, activities 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 activities 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 activities are available for Small Business Development?

Small business development training session participants.

There are several different activities 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
  • Building DBE firms' financial literacy
  • Participating in the Mentor-Protégé Program
  • Participating in the DBE Academy

Activities 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 activities, and much more. To see what opportunities are available, view our events calendar

Learn more about Small Business Development programs and activities.

What types of On-the-Job Training Supportive Services activities are there?

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On-the-Job Training and Supportive Services activities 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

Learn more about the types of OJT Supportive Services programs and the trainings offered in the different areas.

Questions about our programs or activities? Contact us!

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