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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Outreach


The N.C. Department of Transportation's Division of Highways in partnership with its Office of Civil Rights started hosting outreach events in all 14 highway divisions in 2021. If you own a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBEs) — whether a small, woman-owned or minority-owned business —​ NCDOT wants to work with you.

A total of 182 people representing all types of firms participated in the first outreach events held in successive Saturdays in June. The next round of statewide outreach events will be held in September. See the schedule below.  

NCDOT's Division of Highways advertises and awards numerous contracts each year for all sorts of transportation work. Each project is an opportunity for NCDOT to encourage DBE participation and provide equitable and balanced access for these businesses to compete on contracts.

NCDOT has multiple contract opportunities statewide, including:

  • Construction
  • Maintenance
  • Emergency work
  • Mowing
  • Traffic control
  • Tree service
  • Cleaning service
  • Litter pickup
  • Dead animal removal

It is important to NCDOT to collaborate with DBEs. As such, the department is extending an invitation to all certified firms​ to do business and learn more about the opportunities available.

Do Business with NCDOT

Highway Division staff will be on hand during these events to help the owners of small, minority or woman-owned firms learn about how they can do business with NCDOT. These events are being organized by the Division of Highways in partnership with NCDOT's Office of Civil Rights. 

NCDOT is asking people to RSVP the appropriate highway division contact below if you would like to attend an outreach event near you.​

Can't make it to a meeting? No problem! Additional information for doing business with the Division of Highways is available on Connect NCDOT​, the department's website for business and transit partners.

How to Join a Virtual Meeting​

​​​In keeping with COVID-19 safety protocols, the NCDOT will host some of the DBE Outreach events virtually and some that are in larger venues will be held in-person. NCDOT will host the virtual events on Microsoft Teams.

How to join the meeting:

1. Find your division below and click on “Join the Meeting” 
2. Select “Continue on this browser”
3. Enter your name and choose your audio and video settings​ 
4. When you're ready, hit "Join now"

​Date & Time​

​Division 1
(Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington counties​)
​​​Sept. 11
10 a.m.-noon​

Division 1 Office
113 Airport Drive
Suite 100

Andrea Woodell
(252) 482-1868​

Division 3
(Brunswick, Duplin, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender and Sampson counties)
​​Sept. 11
10 a.m.-noon​
Trevor Carroll 
(910) 341-2000

​​Division 5
(Durham, Franklin, Granville, Person, Vance, Wake and Warren counties)
Sept. 11
10 a.m.-noon

Join the Meeting
Mickey Biedell, P.E.
(919) 220-4600​
​​Division 7
(Alamance, Caswell, Guliford, Orange and Rockingham counties)
​Sept. 11
10 a.m.-noon
Join the Meeting
Jennifer Sour
(336) 487-0000​

Division 9
(Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Rowan and Stokes counties)
Sept. 11
10 a.m.-noon

​Division 9 Office ​Marsheeka Steward
(336) 747-7800
​​Division 11
(Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Caldwell, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes and Yadkin counites)
Sept. 11
10 a.m.-noon
Division 11 Office​
Kenny Heavner, P.E.
(336) 903-9115
​Division ​13
(Buncombe, Burke, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Rutherford and Yancey counties)
Sept. 11
10 a.m.-noon​

Join the Meeting
Brendan​ Merithew
(828) 250-3000
​Division 2
(Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Greene, Jones, Lenior, Pamlico and Pitt counties)
​Sept. 25
10 a.m.-noon

Join the Meeting​
Mary Margaret Herring
(252) 775-6100
​​Division 4
(Edgecombe, Halifax, Johnston, Nash, Wayne and Wilson counties)
​Sept. 25
10 a.m.-noon
Join the Meeting​
Brandon Herring, P.E.
(252) 640-6410
​​Division 6
(Bladen, Columbus, Cumberland, Harnett and Robeson counties)
​Sept. 25
10 a.m.-noon
​Southeastern Community College
Building D - Auditorium
4564 Chadbourn Highway

Allen Waddell, P.E.
(910) 642-3760

​Division ​8
(Chatham, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Randolph, Richmond and Scotland counties)
​Sept. 25
10 a.m.-noon
Join ​the Meeting
Reuben Blakley
(910) 773-8003
​Division ​10
(Anson, Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, Stanly and Union counties)
​Sept. 25 
10 a.m.-noon
Join the Meeting
Terry Burleson
(704) 983-4400
​Division 12
(Alexander, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell and Lincoln counties)
​Sept. 25
10 a.m.-noon
Join the Me​eting
​​Michael Poe, P.E.
(980) 552-4203
​Division 14
(Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Polk, Swain and Transylvania counties)
​Sept. 25
10 a.m.-noon​

Join the Meeting
​Wesley Grindstaff
(828) 586-2141
​​These events are being organized by the Division of Highways in partnership with the Office of Civil Rights. ​


9/17/2021 1:35 PM