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The Central Region Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) is one of twelve regional field offices of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU).

We provide services to Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) and other small businesses from the civil transportation industry in Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, and Missouri. The Women’s Business Development Center operates the Central Region SBTRC through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. DOT/OSDBU. If your business is outside the 5-state Central Region, find your local SBTRC office here.

What Services Do We Offer? 

Services that we provide to help small and disadvantaged businesses build capacity and bid competitively for contracts, including local and state projects funded by federal transportation dollars, include:

  • Accessing Capital
  • Analysis and Planning
  • Bonding and Insurance
  • Business Advising
  • Certification
  • Contracting Opportunities
  • Estimating and Bidding
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resources
  • Market Research and Sales Strategies
  • Project Management
  • Proposal and Grant Writing
  • Referrals to Professionals
  • Regional Planning Committees
  • Technical Assistance
  • Women & Girls In Transportation Initiative (WITI)

Do You Qualify for Our Assistance?

The Central Region SBTRC serves the states of Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi and Missouri. Those who qualify for our assistance include:

  • 8 (a) Certified Small Business
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
  • Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB)
  • Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Business
  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)
  • Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB)
  • Women & Girls Interested in STEM Careers (WITI)

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