FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 17, 2021
MDOT Office of Small & Minority Business Policy
MDOT TO HOST FREE, ONLINE SPANISH-LANGUAGE MINORITY BUSINESS
CERTIFICATION APPLICATION ASSISTANCE WORKSHOP
(HANOVER, MD) – In an effort to reach out to Hispanic-owned businesses, the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is offering a free, online application assistance workshop for certification as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) and/or Small Business Enterprise (SBE).
The Spanish-language workshop, set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, is part of the Hogan Administration's “Maryland is Open for Business" initiative. The session will cover the application and investigation process, core eligibility standards and the benefits of the certification process. The workshop is a result of our partnership with the Alliance for Hispanic Commercial Contractors (AHCC) which leads the Spanish workshops.
The workshop will be held virtually on Zoom. For more information, contact Vanessa Lopez at 443-324-6854 or Vashti Pyatt at 410-865-1394. If you are interested in attending the workshop, please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mdot-application-mbedbeacdbesbe-certification-workshop-spanish-only-tickets-226306517887.
In fiscal years 2018-2020, Maryland awarded more than $449 million in contracts to MDOT-certified Hispanic American-owned businesses. There are 647 Hispanic American-owned businesses in MDOT's online directory of certified MBE, DBE, ACDBE and SBE firms.
MDOT is the official certification agency for the state of Maryland. Firms meeting the standards set forth in state and federal law are eligible for MBE, DBE, ACDBE and/or SBE certification. MDOT's comprehensive certification process ensures that bona fide disadvantaged or minority-owned firms receive the MBE, DBE, ACDBE and/or SBE designation in support of the state's minority business inclusion efforts.