EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — State Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, is promoting awareness of an upcoming series of workshops entitled “Building Blocks of Success” being offered by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) focused on helping new and existing Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs). Workshops are currently scheduled between Dec. 5 and Dec. 21.
“The Rebuild Illinois program is the largest capital program in Illinois history, and there are many opportunities to get involved in transport and infrastructure contracts,” Stuart said. “Anyone interested is encouraged to attend these workshops.”
Full information is available through Eventbrite at bit.ly/DBEworkshops. Advance registration is required. Building Blocks of Success is slated to continue through April 2024.
IDOT administers the DBE program, which provides minorities, women and eligible small businesses with opportunities to participate in federally and state funded highway, transit and airport contracts. Anyone interested in becoming a certified DBE or in learning about other IDOT resources can visit www.idot.illinois.gov/dbe