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Join Us at the 2020 DBE Small Business and Development Summit!

Registration is now OPEN!

Below is the link to register for the upcoming DBE and Small Business Development Summit being held at the Delaware Technical and Community College (Terry Campus), DelOne Conference Center in Dover, Delaware on March 11, 2020 starting at 7:45 a.m.

This year's theme is RISE TO THE CHALLENGE and our objectives are:

  • to increase exposure of DBE's to prime contractors and to have the prime contractors expand their sub-consultant pool;
  • to promote new DelDOT programs/tools to DBE's; • to share best practices for DBE's trying to do business with the State; and,
  • to promote current project opportunities and provide networking opportunities with selected prime contractors

There is no cost for the event, but you must register to attend.

DelDOT DBE Registration Link

This year our Keynote Speaker is Dave Raymond, author of The Power of Fun and the original Phillie Phanatic. Fellow Delawarean and son of late Delaware Blue Hens Hall of Fame coach Tubby Raymond, Dave’s presentation promises to deliver his best inspirational stories of his performance career and will outline his simple model - a theory about fun - that can change your life.

Networking – Meet the Primes, prospective mentors, partners, and clients - Gain access to the necessary resources that will foster your businesses development.

This year we anticipate a phenomenal line-up for our list of participating Primes to be available for this powerful networking session. We are so confident of the positive outcome, that DBEs must register and schedule appointments to participate in this session. During this time, DBEs and Primes will have an opportunity for private conversations, exchange of information, and discuss opportunities. This will be our best event yet!

Submit any questions via email at

We look forward to seeing you there!

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2019 DBE and Small Business Development Summit

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) hosted the 2019 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Small Business Development Summit on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at the Waterfall Banquet and Conference Center in Claymont, Delaware. Below are the agenda and presentations from that event.



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2017 Delaware Department of Transportation Civil Rights Summit
Thursday, January 19, 2017 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) hosted a Civil Rights Summit on January 19, 2017. This day-long event gave the opportunity to learn more about the process of working with DelDOT and increase your awareness of contracting opportunities available to you and your business.

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State of Delaware Department of Transportation
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE)
800 Bay Road • Dover, DE 19901
Phone: 302.760.2035    Fax: 302.739.2254

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