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MDOT TO HOST MINORITY BUSINESS CERTIFICATION
APPLICATION ASSISTANCE WORKSHOP
IN SPANISH FORMAT

December 14, 2017

Hanover, MD – As part of the Hogan Administration’s “Maryland is Open for Business” initiative, the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) offers free Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) / Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) / Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE ) / Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Application Assistance Workshops to assist business owners with the certification process.

These workshops are designed to explain the certification process and cover the benefits of obtaining the various available certifications, the application and investigation process, and the core eligibility standards.  

To increase outreach to Hispanic-owned businesses, MDOT has partnered with the Alliance for Hispanic Commercial Contractors (AHCC) to offer workshops in Spanish. The second Spanish Only Certification workshop will be held on January 10, 2018 between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. at MDOT Headquarters, 7201 Corporate Center Drive, Hanover, MD 21076. 

If you have any questions, please contact Denise Merritt (MDOT) at (410) 865-1380 or Vanessa Lopez (AHCC) at (443) 324-6854. If you are interested in attending the workshop, please RSVP to Vanessa Lopez at vanessa@ahcc-midatlantic.org.  

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is the official certification agency of the State of Maryland. Firms meeting the standards set forth in State and federal law are eligible for Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and/or Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification. MDOT’s comprehensive certification process ensures that bona fide disadvantaged or minority-owned firms receive the MBE/DBE designation in support of the State’s minority business inclusion efforts.

Contact:

Erin Henson
MDOT Public Affairs
410-865-1025 (office)
443-829-9386 (cell)

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