May 15th, 2012

COMMENTS, PLEASE

Strengthen the Economy, by Catherine Higgins.

UDOT is currently developing the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal for the next three Federal fiscal years. 

The purpose of the federal government’s DBE program is to increase the number of women and minority businesses active in the highway construction industry.

The proposed DBE goal can be found on the UDOT website. Comments may be provided to UDOT by following the directions on the website.   The document will be available for review from May 15th through June 20, 2012 and comments will be accepted through July 1, 2012.

Only comments related specifically to the DBE goal and the development of the goal will be accepted.  All other UDOT or DBE-program related comments should be directed to the appropriate contact provided on the main UDOT website.

The purpose of the federal government’s DBE program is to increase the number of women and minority businesses active in the highway construction industry. The UDOT DBE Program is funded in part by FHWA. By cooperating with community partners, UDOT can help open the door to growth of small businesses, and in turn, those businesses can contribute to the economic well-being of the state.

UDOT is actively seeking to promote stakeholder participation by seeking comments on the DBE goal so that continued success within the program is maintained.

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Responses to “COMMENTS, PLEASE”

  1. The above link for “The proposed DBE goal can be found on the UDOT” does not work.

    The DBE and other small business work programs need to be implemented and planned at project planning time. Project development and project planning need more communication when working with a project that has federal funds. UDOT is adding to its responsiblities when using federal funds. UDOT is not just building roads but becoming an important element to the Utah economy, local company work skills and opportunity creation. Building roads is most likely the most productive thing government does.

    Our roads keep getting better as our skills and capabilites get better and better. Integrating FHWA funds into our project planning is possible and we can make it very benificial to the state of Utah as a whole.

    Kelly Young at May 17, 2012 4:02 pm
  2. Thanks for letting me know about the broken link. It’s fixed now. Thanks also for your comments.

    Catherine Higgins at May 17, 2012 10:52 pm
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