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Southwest Region SBTRC: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada

About Us

The Southwest Region Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SW SBTRC), operated by the California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce, serves the small business contracting community in Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada. The goal of the SW SBTRC is to increase the ability of small businesses to compete for and enter into transportation-related contracts at the local, state and federal levels throughout the region. Headquartered in Sacramento, the SW SBTRC assists small and disadvantaged businesses in the region by providing procurement, technical, financial and bonding assistance. 

Since its inception, the SW SBTRC has assisted more than 1,200 companies with technical and procurement assistance, including assistance to businesses seeking Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification and/or SBA 8(a) certification. The SW SBTRC provides financial assistance through the US DOT Short Term Lending Program and has also conducted six Bonding Education Program (BEP) workshop series in the cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco/Oakland Bay Area, Las Vegas, Sacramento, Honolulu and most recently, Fresno, CA.

The focus of the Fresno BEP was to work with small business contractors in the Central Valley in preparation for the start of construction of the California High-Speed Rail project. In 2014, the SW SBTRC has planned a series of BEP workshops in both Southern California and Phoenix to work with small businesses on the billions of dollars-worth of transportation projects in the pipeline.

The SW SBTRC also executes the U.S. DOT’s Women In Transportation Initiative (WITI), formerly called the DOT Women and Girls Internship Program. WITI places motivated female students into the transportation industry, while also focusing on outreach to women-owned small businesses. The SW SBTRC has established program partnerships with over 20 universities and colleges for their students to receive credit for participating in WITI. To date, the SW SBTRC has had over 60 female students participate in internships at transportation agencies, large transportation prime contractors and small businesses throughout the southwest region.

Upcoming Events

Fall 2014 – Bonding Education Program: San Diego, CA
October 7, 2014 – VTA DBE Outreach Event: San Jose, CA
October 23, 2014 – Successful Women in Business: Los Angeles, CA
SW SBTRC Contact Information
Small Business Transportation Resource Center – Southwest Region
2012 H Street, Suite 101
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 443-5957
Pat Fong Kushida, Executive Director
Tanya Motta, Project Director
Matt Sumida, Project Coordinator
Thomas Vu, Bonding Education Program Consultant

Regional Resources

State of Arizona

ADOT Business Engagement & Compliance Office
1135 N 22nd Ave • Mail Drop 154A • Phoenix, AZ 85009
602-712-7761 • and
Arizona Procurement Technical Assistance Center
Glendale Community College, Bldg. I-2, Room 105
6000 W. Olive Avenue, Glendale AZ 85302
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
3400 E Sky Harbor Blvd.,
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Maricopa Small Business Development Center
108 North 40th Street South Building
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Minority Business Development Agency—Phoenix Business Center
225 East Osborn Road, Suite 202
Phoenix, AZ 85012
P: (602) 294-6091
US Small Business Administration, Phoenix District Office
2828 North Central Ave Suite 800
Phoenix, AZ 85004
P: (602) 745-7200

State of California

California Department of Transportation “Caltrans”
Office of Business and Economic Opportunity
1823 14th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 324-0449
California High-Speed Rail Authority
Small Business Program
770 L Street, Suite 800
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 324-1541
Central California Regional Office
2550 Mariposa Mall, Suite 3015
Fresno, CA 93721
US Small Business Administration, California District Offices

Los Angeles

LA Metro
Diversity and Economic Opportunity Department
One Gateway Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012-2952
Tel: 213.922.2600
Los Angeles World Airports
Los Angeles International Airport
1 World Way, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Minority Business Development Agency—Los Angeles Business Center
Sergio Gascon
3716 South Hope Street, Suite No. 341
Los Angeles, CA 90089
P: (213) 821-2541
Port of Long Beach
925 Harbor Plaza
Long Beach, CA 90801
Port of Los Angeles
425 S. Palos Verdes Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
Los Angeles County
Office of Small Business/
Procurement Technical Assistance Cetner - PTAC
1100 North Eastern Avenue, 1st Floor
Los Angeles , CA   90063
Phone:     (323) 881-3964
Toll free:  (855) 230-6430
OSB E-mail:

Bay Area

Bay Area Rapid Transit
344 20th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Minority Business Development Agency—San Jose Business Center
800 N First Street, 2nd Floor
San Jose, CA 95112
P: (408) 998-8058
Port of Oakland
530 Water Street
Oakland, CA 94607
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
1 South Van Ness Avenue,
San Francisco, CA 94103
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
3331 North First Street
San Jose, CA 95134

State of Hawaii

Hawaii Department of Transportation
Aliiaimoku Building
869 Punchbowl Street
Honolulu, HI  96813
Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit
City and County of Honolulu 
1099 Alakea Street, 17th Floor
Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813
Minority Business Development Agency—Honolulu Business Center
2404 Maile Way, A414b
Honolulu, HI 96822
P: (808) 956-0850
Hawaii Small Business Development Center
Hawaii PTAC
711 Kapi'Olani Blvd. Ste 1450
Honolulu, HI 96813
phone: 808-596-8990
Email: ptac@Ho‘okí
US Small Business Administration, Honolulu District Office
500 Ala Moana Blvd. Suite 1-306
Honolulu, HI 96813
P: (808) 541-2990

State of Nevada

Nevada Department of Transportation
1263 South Stewart Street
Carson City, Nevada 89712
Nevada Small Business Development Center

Nevada Procurement Technical Assistance Center
McCarran International Airport
5757 Wayne Newton Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89919
Minority Business Development Agency—Las Vegas Business Center
626 South Ninth Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
P: (702) 382-9522
Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada
600 S. Grand Central Pkwy. Ste. 350
Las Vegas, NV 89106
US Small Business Administration, Las Vegas District Office
300 South 4th Street Suite 400
Las Vegas, NV 89101
P: (702) 388-6611