• How NCDOT Can Help Your Business Get Certified

    NCDOT is committed to ensuring that all North Carolina businesses have the opportunity to participate in our projects. The purpose of the Disadvantaged Business Program is to assist historically underutilized businesses (minority and women) in the effort to advance the economy and strengthen communities across the state.

    We advocate, administer, implement, and monitor equal employment opportunity programs for recipients of projects funded by state and federal agencies.  If you are a prime contractor interested in adding quality subcontractors, or your business is owned by a minority group, woman or any other group identified by the Small Business Association (SBA), click on the links/tabs below to learn more.





  • Historically Underutilized Businesses

    HUB certifications are for businesses that are 51 percent owned, operated and controlled by one of the following:

    • Minorities (black, Hispanic, Asian American and Native American)
    • Women
    • Disabled persons
    • Socially or economically disadvantaged persons

    Certify your business as a HUB 

    Primary contractors:  Search for a HUB Vendor


  • Minority Business Enterprise / Women Business Enterprise

    Minority business enterprises are defined as a business that is 51 percent owned, operated and controlled by a minority (black, Hispanic, Asian American or Native American).

    Women business enterprises are 51 percent owned, operated and controlled by a women.

    Businesses must comply with Title 23 USC 140, FHWA 1273 and Executive Order 11246 in order to be eligible for MBE/WBE certification.

    Learn about the MBE/WBE program ​

  • Support Organizations

    NCDOT collaborates with several agencies that provide services to DBE firms. Program Partners provide technical assistance, technical training, and workforce development services.  See list of Program Partners below:​

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