Agency inducted into Arizona Million Dollar Circle of Excellence
Contributed Article/Courtesy ADOT
PHOENIX – The Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and its Arizona Minority Business Development Agency Business Center have honored the Arizona Department of Transportation’s work with minority- and women-owned businesses.
ADOT has been inducted into the organization’s Arizona Million Dollar Circle of Excellence, established in 2012 to recognize entities spending more than $1 million annually with minority- and women-owned businesses. The honor, presented as part of the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s recent Business Diversity Summit, notes ADOT’s efforts in the area of supplier diversity.
Through its DBE Supportive Services program, which is part of the Business and Compliance Office, ADOT helps small businesses get certified as disadvantaged business enterprises, enhance their ability to get work on federal-aid transportation contracts, and become self-sufficient in their respective industries. ADOT provides a variety of training programs and technical assistance, along with events such as the Oct. 3-4 ADOT DBE & Small Business Transportation Conference in Tucson.
During a one-year period that ended March 31 of this year, ADOT contracts with disadvantaged business enterprises totaled nearly $100 million.
To learn more about ADOT DBE Supportive Services, please visit azdot.gov/DBE.