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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. If you own a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBEs) — whether a small, woman-owned or minority-owned business —​ NCDOT wants to work with you.

Hundreds of firms representing all types of industries participated in the first several outreach events held on Saturdays since June 2021. The next round of statewide outreach events will be held in January 2022. 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? Additional information for doing business with the Division of Highways is available on Connect NCDOT​, the department's website for business and transit partners.

The outreach events originally scheduled for Jan. 29, 2022, will now be held Feb. 19, 2022, due to forecasted inclement weather.

​Date & Time​

​Division 1
(Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington counties​)
​​​Feb. 5, 2022​
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)
​​Feb, 5, 2022
10 a.m.-noon​
Traffic Services Office
​ 5504 Barbados​​ Blvd. 
Castle Hayne

Trevor Carroll, P.E. 
(910) 341-2000

Division 5
(Durham, Franklin, Granville, Person, Vance, Wake and Warren counties)​

Feb​​. 5, 2022
10 a.m.-noon

Mickey Biedell, P.E.
(919) 220-4600​

​​Division 7
(Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Orange and Rockingham counties)
​​Feb, 5, 2022
10 a.m.-noon
​​Division 7 Office
1584 Yanceyville St.

Jennifer Sour
(336) 487-0000​

Division 9
(Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Rowan and Stokes counties)
​​Feb, 5, 2022
10 a.m.-noon

​Division 9 Office ​Marsheeka Steward
(336) 747-7800
​​Division 11
(Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Caldwell, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes and Yadkin counties)
​​Feb, 5, 2022​​
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)
​​Feb, 5, 2022
10 a.m.-noon​

Brendan​ Merithew, P.E.(828) 250-3000
​Division 2
(Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Pamlico and Pitt counties)
​​Feb, 19, 2022
10 a.m.-noon

Division 2 Office
​2815 Rouse Road Extension

Mary Margaret Herring
(252) 775-6100
​​Division 4
(Edgecombe, Halifax, Johnston, Nash, Wayne and Wilson counties)
Feb, 19, 2022
10 a.m.-noon
Division 4 Office
509 Ward Blvd.

Brandon Herring, P.E.
(252) 640-6410
​​Division 6
(Bladen, Columbus, Cumberland, Harnett and Robeson counties)
Feb, 19, 2022
10 a.m.-noon
Marjorie Davis
(910) 364-0600

​Division ​8
(Chatham, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Randolph, Richmond and Scotland counties)
Feb, 19, 2022
10 a.m.-noon
Division 8 Office
150 DOT Drive

Reuben Blakley. P.E.
(910) 773-8003
​Division ​10
(Anson, Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, Stanly and Union counties)
Feb, 19, 2022 
10 a.m.-noon
Metrolina Regional Transportation Management Center​​
2327 Tipton Dr.

Terry Burleson
(704) 983-4400
​Division 12
(Alexander, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell and Lincoln counties)
Feb, 19, 2022
10 a.m.-noon
Division 12 Office
​1710 E. ​Marion St.

​​Michael Poe, P.E.
(980) 552-4203
​Division 14
(Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Polk, Swain and Transylvania counties)
Jan, 18, 2022​
6 p.m.​

Cherokee County Center for Applied Technology
​​2415 Airport Road

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


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