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USDOT-OSDBU Mission 

The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization’s (OSDBU) mission is to ensure Small Business policies and goals of the Secretary of Transportation are implemented in a fair, efficient and effective manner. OSDBU provides technical and financial assistance, including outreach and training services to the nation’s Small Business community in order to prepare them to compete and participate in federally funded contracts. 
 

Role of OSDBU Field Offices (SBTRCs)

In furthering this mission, OSDBU is home to the USDOT Small Business Transportation Resource Centers (SBTRCs), which serve as OSDBU's Field Offices located throughout the country. SBTRCs work closely with the transportation contracting community and technical assistance providers to serve businesses within the eleven SBTRCs regions located throughout the United States and its territories. Utilizing partnerships and industry expertise, SBTRCs provide business counseling that includes market research, certification, procurement and technical assistance, amongst others. SBTRCs also administer the U.S. DOT Bonding Education Program (BEP), Short Term Lending Program (STLP) and Women In Transportation Initiative (WITI).

SBTRC Services and Programs

SBTRCs provide an array of technical assistance and support services in an effort to build the capacity of Small and Disadvantaged Businesses, making the businesses more competitive when bidding on federally-funded contracts. In addition to executing the USDOT’s Bonding Education Program, Short Term Lending Program, and Women in Transportation Initiative, SBTRCs provide free business coaching, technical workshops and information on procurement opportunities to Small Businesses and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs).

Types of services provided by SBTRCs:  

  • Business Analyses and Counseling
  • Market Research and Procurement Assistance
  • Liaison between Prime Contractors and Sub-Contractors
  • Loan and Bond Assistance (STLP and BEP)
  • Women In Transportation Initiative (WITI)
  • Outreach to Small Businesses, SDBs, WOSBs, VOBs, SDVOSBs, HUB Zone, DBEs 

Find the SBTRC in your region

The U.S. DOT establishes agreements with chambers of commerce, trade associations, educational institutions and other business organizations to serve as SBTRCs. To find out what is going on in your region, please click on the SBTRC that covers your region listed below:

Type of Services Provided

  •     Business Analyses, Market Research
  •     General Management & Technical Assistance
  •     Business Counseling
  •     Planning Committees
  •     Outreach/Conference Participation
  •     Loan and Bond Assistance
  •     Women In Transportation Initiative

Eligible Small Businesses

  •     8(a) Firms
  •     Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE)
  •     Women Owned Small Business (WOB)
  •     HubZone
  •     Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOB)
  •     Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB)

Contact Your Local USDOT SBTRC

Northeast Region Field Office

Servicing: New York (Headquarters), New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont

Elizabeth Perdomo
Project Director, SBTRC
LaGuardia Community College
30-20 Thompson Avenue Room B-309
Long Island City, NY. 11101
Phone: (718) 482-5941
Fax: (718) 609-2036
Email: eperdomo@lagcc.cuny.edu
 
Jorge Guzman
Project Coordinator, SBTRC
LaGuardia Community College
30-20 Thompson Avenue Room B-309
Long Island City, NY. 11101
Phone: (718) 482-5941
Fax: (718) 609-2036
Email: JGuzman@lagcc.cuny.edu

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Mid Atlantic Region Field Office

Servicing: Pennsylvania (Headquarters), Maryland, District of Columbia, Delaware, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia

Della Clark
Executive Director
The Enterprise Center
4548 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19139
Phone: (215) 895-4051
Email: dclark@theenterprisecenter.com

Iola Harper
Project Director
The Enterprise Center
4548 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19139
Phone: (215) 243-4101
Email: iharper@theenterprisecenter.com

Tiffany Spraggins
Project Coordinator
The Enterprise Center
4548 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19139
Phone: (215) 243-4103
Email: nafeesham@theenterprisecenter.com

Craig Campbell
Outreach Manager
The Enterprise Center
4548 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19139
Phone: (215) 243-4104
Email:
ccampbell@theenterprisecenter.com


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Mid South Atlantic Region Field Office

Servicing: Georgia (Headquarters), South Carolina, Tennessee

Joseph (Joe) Jackson, Jr.
Executive Director, SBTRC
Greater Atlanta Economic Alliance
230 Peachtree Street, N.W.
Suite 530
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 827-9677
Fax: (404) 681-1035
Email: joe.jackson@thealliance4u.com
 
Tommy Dortch
Project Coordinator, SBTRC
Greater Atlanta Economic Alliance
230 Peachtree Street, N.W.
Suite 530
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 827-9677
Fax: (404) 525-6226
Email: TWDPres@twd-inc.net
 
Jewana Helmsetter 
Project Coordinator, SBTRC
Greater Atlanta Economic Alliance
230 Peachtree Street, N.W.
Suite 530
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 827-9677
Fax: (404) 525-6226
Email: Jewana.Helmstetter@twd-inc.net

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Southeast Region Field Office

Servicing: Florida (Headquarters), Alabama, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands

Teddie Laing
Executive Director, SBTRC
Department Chairperson

Miami Dade College, North Campus
School of Business
11380 N.W. 27th Avenue
Room 3242-4
Miami, FL 33167
Phone: 305-237-8418
Fax: 305-237-1557
Email: teddie.laing@mdc.edu

Adrianna Clark
Project Director
Miami Dade College, West Campus
11380 N.W. 27th Avenue - Suite 1256-32
Miami, FL 33167
Phone: 305.237.1392
Email: aclark1@mdc.edu

Carlos Villanueva
Project Coordinator
Miami Dade College, West Campus
11380 N.W. 27th Avenue - Suite 1256-32
Miami, FL 33167
Phone: 305.237.1207
Email: cvillanu@mdc.edu


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Gulf Region Field Office

Servicing: Texas (Headquarters), Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico

Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Diana Flores
Executive Director
4622 Maple Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75219
Phone: (214) 523-3437
Email: Diana@gdhcc.com
 

Anthony (Tony) Arps
Project Director
4622 Maple Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75219
Phone: (214) 523-3415
Fax: (214) 520-1687
Email: Tony@gdhcc.com



South Atlantic Region Field Office

Servicing: Virginia (Headquarters), North Carolina, Kentucky, West Virginia

North Carolina Institute of Minoity Economic Development (NCIMED)
 
Andrea L. Harris
Executive Director
 
Victor Galloway
Project Director
Durham, NC  27701 
Phone: (919) 956-8889 
 
Kaye Gantt
Project Coordinator
Durham, NC  27701 
Phone(919) 956-2341
 

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Great Lakes Region Field Office

Servicing: Illinois (Headquarters), Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin

Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Roberto A. Cornelio

Executive Director
855 W. Adams, 1st Floor
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: (312) 425-9500 Office
Fax: (312) 425-9510
Email: rcornelio@ihccbusiness.net

Roberto Escalante
Project Director
855 W. Adams, 1st Floor
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: (312) 425-9500 Office
Email: rescalante@ihccbusiness.net

Gabriela Garcia
Project Manager
855 W. Adams, 1st Floor
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: (312) 425-9500
Email: GGarcia@ihccbusiness.net


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Central Region Field Office

Servicing: Arkansas (Headquarters), Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas

Helping Hands Community Development Corporation, Inc.

Mizan Rahman
Executive Director, SBTRC
Helping Hands Community Development Corporation, Inc.
1510 South Broadway
Little Rock, AR 72202
Phone: (501) 375-1788
Fax: (501) 372-3012
Email: mrahman@helpinghandcdc.org

Tammy Armond
Project Director, SBTRC
Helping Hands Community Development Corporation, Inc.
1510 South Broadway
Little Rock, AR 72202
Phone: (501) 375-1788
Fax: (501) 372-3012
Email: tarmond@helpinghandcdc.org

Grover Richardson
Project Coordinator, SBTRC
Helping Hands Community Development Corporation, Inc.
1510 South Broadway
Little Rock, AR 72202
Phone: (501) 375-1788
Fax: (501) 372-3012
Email: grichardson@helpinghandcdc.org


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West Central Region Field Office

Servicing: Colorado (Headquarters), Utah, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming

Colorado Contractors Association

Joseph Serna
Project Director, West Central SBTRC
Phone: (303) 290-6611 x29
Fax: (425) 745-5563
Email: joseph@WestCentralSBTRC.com

Keller Hayes
Business Coach/Project Coordinator, West Central SBTRC
Phone: (303) 800-3711
Fax: (425) 745-5563
Email: keller@WestCentralSBTRC.com

Curt Olson
BEP Consultant, West Central SBTRC
Email: curto@WestCentralSBTRC.com


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Southwest Region Field Office

Servicing: California (Headquarters), Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii

California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce

 
Scott Leslie
Project Director
2012 H Street, Suite 101
Sacramento, CA 95811
Phone: (916) 443-5957
Fax: (916) 466-7098
Toll-Free: 1.866.928.6289 x 9
Email: sleslie@calasiancc.org

 

Northwest Region Field Office

Servicing: Washington (Headquarters), Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Montana

Economic Alliance of Snohomish County (EASC)
 

Troy McClelland
Executive Director, SBTRC
728 134th Street.,SW
Suite 128
Everett, WA 98204
Phone:  (425) 248-4211
Email: TroyM@economicalliancesc.org

Lily Keeffe
Project Director, SBTRC
728 134th St., SW, Ste 128
Everett, WA 98204
Phone: (425) 248-4222
Fax: (425) 745-5563
Phone: (206) 718-7250
Email: Lilyk@economicalliancesc.org
 

Economic Alliance of Snohomish County
Marselina Alicia
Project Coordinator, SBTRC
728 134th St., SW, Ste 128
Everett, WA 98204
Phone: (425) 248-4222
Fax: (425) 745-5563
Email: aliciam@economicalliancesc.org

Other Resources

Washington D.C. Headquarters: 

OSDBU Regional Assistance Division:
Address:
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE - W56-444 
Washington, DC 20590 
 
Phone:
(202) 366-1930 
Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014