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South Atlantic SBTRC: Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and Kentucky

About Us

Operated by the North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development (NCIMED), the South Atlantic Region Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) serves the states of Virginia (headquarters), West Virginia, North Carolina and Kentucky. The South Atlantic Region SBTRC advocates on behalf of small businesses and provides technical assistance training programs to small and disadvantaged businesses in an effort to build their capacity, with the mission of making them more competitive when bidding for contracts containing federal transportation dollars.

With over 25 years of providing advocacy, outreach, and technical assistance to small businesses, NCIMED will be preparing small and disadvantaged businesses to compete for and participate in federally funded transportation projects throughout the region.

Service Overview:

  • Provide business capacity building skills and training to small business
  • Provide counseling and information on procurement opportunities
  • Provide access to capital - DOT Short-term Lending Program (STLP)
  • Provide assistance with obtaining a surety bond (BEP)
  • Provide resource assistance that to woman and girls (WITI) in the transportation industry

Contact Information

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

North Carolina Institute of Minoity Economic Development (NCIMED)

Farad Ali

Executive Director

114 W. Parrish Street

Durham, NC  27701 
Phone(919) 956-8889

Fax(919) 688-7668


Kaye Gantt

Project Director

114 W. Parrish Street

Durham, NC  27701 
Phone: (919) 956-8889


Alyssa Mako

Project Coordinator

114 W. Parrish Street

Durham, NC  27701 
Phone(919) 956-2341