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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE)

July 8, 2016 • jerrytbunn

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE)

Jerry T. Bunn Trucking, LLC is DBE Certified in the state of North Carolina. "Definition of a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise. DBEs are for-profit small business concerns where socially and economically disadvantaged individuals own at least a 51% interest and also control management and daily business operations."

The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE) is a legislately mandated USDOT program that applies to Federal-aid highway dollars expended on federally-assisted contracts issued by USDOT recipients such as State Transportation Agencies.  

The U.S. Congress established the DBE program in 1982 to:

  • Ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of DOT-assisted contracts.
  • Help remove barriers to the participation of DBEs in DOT-assisted contracts.
  • Assist the development of firms that can compete successfully in the marketplace outside of the DBE program.




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