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Business Opportunity and Workforce Development

​​​​​​​The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Business Opportunity and Workforce Development (BOWD) unit provides supportive services to certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firms through training, education, one-on-one technical assistance, and other services.

The BOWD unit utilizes supportive services funds received from the Federal Highway Administration to provide free or cost-effective services individually or in conjunction with other partner organizations, state agencies and businesses.

A primary purpose of the supportive services effort is to increase the number of businesses that have a work specialty related to the highway construction industry participating in the Federal-aid Highway Program​ in accordance with 49 CFR Part 23, and contribute to the growth and eventual self-sufficiency of participating firms.

Programs and services offered by the BOWD unit include:

  • Newly Certified Orientation
  • Business Development Program
  • Construction Management Diploma Program (collaboration with North Carolina State University)
  • Local Technical Assistance Program (collaboration with NC State-Institute for Transportation Research and Education)
  • Community Engagement Series
  • One-on-One Supportive Services

10/16/2020 3:32 PM